CES: Intel takes wraps off netbook app store, dubbed 'AppUp'

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Intel this week unveiled a beta version of its application storefront for netbooks, designed to make downloading and purchasing applications similar to the experience on App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch.



Called the Intel AppUp center, the download destination will be included in future low-cost, low-power netbooks from manufacturers including Acer, Asus, Dell and Samsung. The beta client, downloadable from intelappup.com, is available for Windows machines running the Intel Atom processor. Support for Intel's Moblin operating system is said to be planned in the future.



The first applications available fall into categories similar to those on the iPhone App Store, including education, entertainment, games and health. Intel CEO Paul Otellini said his company expects to expand the business model to other platforms in the future, including traditional PCs, handheld devices and smartphones, TVs, and other platforms that utilize Intel processors.



Current applications include one from Boxee for streaming media, VEEP, the Visual Eating & Exercise program, and a news client called Newsy. New applications can be created by developers with the Intel Atom Developer Program and its accompanying SDK, unveiled last summer.



In December, Intel first announced its plans for an Apple App Store-like netbook offering. Much like the App Store approval process, software created for the Intel AppUp Center must be submitted for validation, and downloads will be served to Atom-powered netbooks by Intel.



The Intel AppUp Center also takes a cue from Apple with its business strategy, giving 70 percent of sales to developers with Intel taking a 30 percent cut -- an identical split to the one offered in the App Store.







This week also marked the formal introduction of Intel's next-generation Atom processors, which employ the 45nm manufacturing process. Intel has said the new processors have reduced power consumption by 20 percent over their predecessors.



The new processors integrate both the CPU and graphics core onto one chip -- something that previously required two chips. The new line includes the N450 for netbooks, the D410 for low-end desktops, and the dual-core D510 for desktops. All are paired with the Intel NM10 Express Chipset.



Intel has shipped over 40 million Atom chips since the processor debuted in 2008, which the company noted exceeded that of Apple's iPhone and the Nintendo Wii. Total shipments are predicted to grow into the hundreds of millions by 2011.



Also this week, Intel introduced its line of more powerful desktop and mobile processors, most notably the mobile Core i5 chips that could be candidates for a MacBook Pro refresh. They were introduced along with new Core i3 and Core i7 chips.
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  • Reply 1 of 56
    FailUp. Next.
  • Reply 2 of 56
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    1st comment w00t (oops, 2nd). Anyway, this is what I was saying. Yet another format of yet another App Store for yet another tablet/ netbook/ umd/ whatever.



    All the best, *sigh* whatever. Intel, just give me that $200 256GB decent SSD. I'm tired of Atom and netbooks and tablets.



    Anyone correct me if I'm wrong but surprisingly Arrandale and Clarkdale were not big features of Intel's keynote???
  • Reply 3 of 56
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
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    Originally Posted by FormerARSgm View Post


    FailUp. Next.



    Aww. Damn it, you beat me.
  • Reply 4 of 56
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,291member
    Such original thinking.
  • Reply 5 of 56
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,291member
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    Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post


    Aww. Damn it, you beat me.



    You wrote too much
  • Reply 6 of 56
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    You wrote too much



  • Reply 7 of 56
    adamiigsadamiigs Posts: 355member
    This week also marked the formal introduction of Apple's next-generation Atom processors, which employ the 45nm manufacturing process. Intel has said the new processors have reduced power consumption by 20 percent over their predecessors.



    Shouldn't that say Intel's ?
  • Reply 8 of 56
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Next up, it's the AppStore for your car! Called CarApps, or CRAP, for short. Wooo... Then, the AppStore for your microwave and fridge! HomeUp.
  • Reply 9 of 56
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
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    Originally Posted by AdamIIGS View Post


    This week also marked the formal introduction of Apple's next-generation Atom processors, which employ the 45nm manufacturing process. Intel has said the new processors have reduced power consumption by 20 percent over their predecessors.



    Shouldn't that say Intel's ?



    It's amazing how Apple attended CES and gave keynotes and all that without even needing to turn up. Their unseen but significantly felt presence has been overpowering.
  • Reply 10 of 56
    zindakozindako Posts: 468member
    This is just sad really, everyone is trying to be like Apple, i find this disturbing.
  • Reply 11 of 56
    bartfatbartfat Posts: 432member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AdamIIGS View Post


    This week also marked the formal introduction of Apple's next-generation Atom processors, which employ the 45nm manufacturing process.



    Shouldn't that say Intel's ?



    It's amazing how Apple attended CES and gave keynotes and all that without even needing to turn up. Their unseen but significantly felt presence has been overpowering.



    LOL, Apple made the Atom processorthis year? Intel should be ashamed that they let such a small scrappy fruity company take over a segment of their business Actually they didn't need to give a keynote. They just gave a keynote by announcing the product by typo
  • Reply 12 of 56
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    Originally Posted by bartfat View Post


    LOL, Apple made the Atom processorthis year? Intel should be ashamed that they let such a small scrappy fruity company take over a segment of their business Actually they didn't need to give a keynote. They just gave a keynote by announcing the product by typo



    And they still did better than Ballmer
  • Reply 13 of 56
    shogunshogun Posts: 360member
    "AppUp"?? Are you kidding me? And that graphic is so layered and busy I don't even want to look at it.



    This is going to be a slo-mo disaster...
  • Reply 14 of 56
    mactrippermactripper Posts: 1,328member
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    Originally Posted by zindako View Post


    This is just sad really, everyone is trying to be like Apple, i find this disturbing.





    Yea, and something as big as Intel, which controls the processors used in Apple's products.



    Like they are not making enough money selling the chips, have to stick their nose in other markets.



    That's not a good working partner.



    Same goes for Google..



    Guess monsters keep growing bigger and swallow everything they can, waiting for Steve to kick the bucket.



    There is no way in hell Apple without Steve is going to be able to stand up to these pricks like Microsoft, Google and Intel getting into their market.





    Somebody is going to buy Apple after Steve goes and the stock plummets, if arrangements for a merger are not already done ahead of time.



    Google or Intel. I say Intel.
  • Reply 15 of 56
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,421member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by zindako View Post


    This is just sad really, everyone is trying to be like Apple, i find this disturbing.



    If only they were trying to be like Apple in their ideals, their ambitions, their approach to design, their thoroughness and refusal to pander to market pressure.



    They want to be like Apple, but they don't know what Apple are like.
  • Reply 16 of 56
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    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    Such original thinking.



    I know, Dell also made an oversized iphone...



    who else will come up with an oversized iphone and app store of their own? nabisco as well?
  • Reply 17 of 56
    vinney57vinney57 Posts: 1,162member
    Apple loom over the CES like the mothership from "V". Morena Baccarin is bit better looking the Steve... but its close.



    Its a bit disturbing to see the mighty Intel join the sad loons who think that copying one part of an Apple strategy makes them cool and relevant.
  • Reply 18 of 56
    Wow. Do they utter these things publicly before they announce them? This goes into the jargon hall of shame along with NAPLPS and SCSI.
  • Reply 19 of 56
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,546member
    What a terrible name! Probably seemed like a good idea at the time but it is already looking awkward - helped by the fact that it hardly rolls off the tongue. Not that Apple always gets it right - I still think mobileMe is a terrible name.



    But I do think all software will be sold like this soon. I am surprised Apple hasn't created an AppStore for its computer software. It would make sense to sell software like this for independent merchants. At the moment everybody is making their own and it will get very fragmented.
  • Reply 20 of 56
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    Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post


    1st comment w00t (oops, 2nd). Anyway, this is what I was saying. Yet another format of yet another App Store for yet another tablet/ netbook/ umd/ whatever.



    And once again, what is Apple doing to fix ANY of this? Nothing.



    At least these apps will work on equipment from multiple manufacturers. Can you make make the same claim for the iTunes App Store?



    Apple's ecosystem is FAR MORE proprietary than any other out there.
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