November 17, 2017
This new print service has been designed to expand mobile printing support by enabling users to print using the Share feature from many of their favourite apps.
This week The Mopria® Alliance unveiled the Mopria Print Service 2.3, which offers new mobile printing capabilities, allowing its users to print photos, text, web pages and more, using the Share option on their favourite apps.
Mopria Print Service 2.3 is also compatible with Android 8.0 Oreo™, which has a default printing solution that uses core Mopria technology allowing consumers to print to more than 100 million Mopria certified printers.
Mopria Print Service 2.3 uses the Share feature available on various popular apps such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. When they use the Share feature, users will be able to see the Mopria Print Service option, which is included after email and messaging. Once they select this option they can simply choose their printer, adjust their settings, and print.
The Mopria Alliance’s new release also supports finishing options such as punching, folding and stapling in many orientations as well as a new interface, adding the ability for users to quickly see available printers and determine their status. This provides a convenient starting point for adding or hiding printers, accessing Mopria settings, troubleshooting printing issues and viewing Mopria certified printer lists. The new interface includes tutorials that guide new users through the mobile printing process and provides tips, adding one of the most user-requested features to the service.
“We continue to add functionality to the Mopria Print Service making mobile printing from Android devices as easy an experience as possible,” said Brent Richtsmeier, Chairperson of the Mopria Alliance Steering Committee. “With expanded options to print using the Share feature on the most beloved apps in the world, users are rediscovering the convenience of mobile printing.”
Since its launch, the Mopria Print Service has enabled printing on Android smartphones and tablets to Mopria certified printers. It lets users easily customize color, number of copies, duplex, paper size, page range, media type and orientation, as well as workplace features like user authentication, pin printing and accounting capabilities all without having to install printer brand specific apps.
A nonprofit membership organisation, The Mopria® Alliance was formed years ago by HP, Xerox, Canon and Samsung and has now grown to include 21 members, among them Konica Minolta, Toshiba, Epson, Brother, Ricoh and Fuji Xerox.
Mopria technology currently has more than 700 million installs and is expected to exceed 1 billion in less than one year. While the Mopria Alliance will continue its efforts to make mobile printing easy, it will also expand its focus to standardizing cloud printing and scanning. Its goal is to make these solutions more accessible and intuitive for both consumer and business users.
For more information on Mopria Print Service 2.3 visit www.mopria.org
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