Intel brings app store to netbooks

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CES 2010 BlockIntel has decided to follow in Android, Apple, Blackberry and Nokia’s footsteps in opening up an app store. This endeavour, however, will not be mobile phones, nor for laptops, but for the netbook laptops. Called the Intel AppUp, it will allow users to find, download and purchase software that would run fine on the Atom processor. Applications selected will run on either Windows or Moblin-based operating systems, but will also offer applications that use Adobe Air and Microsoft Silverlight in the near future.

Intel has already signed up Acer, Asus, Dell and Samsung to bring this to their netbook range and will collaborate on the store. The program is currently in beta and can be downloaded from its website.