Terminal device, information processing system, request target selection method and program

  • US 9,594,552 B2
  • Filed: 05/13/2014
  • Issued: 03/14/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/06/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A device comprising:

  • a communication device configured to communicate with an external apparatus, the external apparatus being capable of performing a predetermined process via execution of software, having a version, stored in the external apparatus, the communication device being configured to detect a communication state between the device and the external apparatus; and

    circuitry configured to;

    perform the predetermined process via execution of software, having a version, stored in the device;

    receive an indication of a version of the software stored in the external apparatus;

    compare the indicated version of the software stored in the external apparatus and the version of the software stored in the device;

    select the external apparatus to perform the predetermined process via execution of the software stored in the external apparatus, or the device to perform the predetermined process via execution of the software stored in the device, the selection being based at least in part on (1) a comparison result and (2) the detected communication state between the device and the external apparatus.

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