HP introduces �printer apps�
Jun 29, 2010, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Printers are the latest devices to sprout apps and an app
store, with HP following Lexmark's lead in launching a series of
printers which run apps on their colour touchscreens.
"The printers pack a pared-down embedded Linux kernel which acts
as a platform for apps, for which HP will release an SDK and an
"Apps can be browsed and installed directly from the printers as
well as online through the cloud-based ePrintCenter hub, which is
also the mechanism for printing documents by emailing them to the
"HP expects to offer a mix of free and 'premium' paid-for apps
and will take a 30% revenue cut from the later."