Samsung Electronics America reports today that it’s updated its Samsung Print Service to include the Mopria Print Library, enabling Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet users to print to more than 88 million printers, regardless of brand, and without requiring any separate print drivers, apps, or downloads.
The Samsung Print Service, powered by Mopria, will allow users to print photos, documents, Web pages, and other content from their gallery, email messages, Web browser, and other apps. Before this integration, users were required to search and download manufacturer-specific printer apps for each printer brand they used.
However, as a single pre-installed system tool, the upgraded Samsung Print Service eliminates all these steps. The Samsung Print Service also provides core printing features, enabling users to specify paper size, number of copies, orientation, page range, color or black-and-white, and double-sided printing.
Samsung’s Print Service, powered by Mopria, will be integrated into Samsung’s installed base of mobile devices. The update will automatically support Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, S6 and S7 users and has been rolled out via an automatic update. For other Samsung and Android devices running KitKat (4.4) or later, the Samsung Print Service can be downloaded for free at Google Play.
In addition to the Samsung Print Service, the company also provides Samsung customers the ability to download the Samsung Mobile Print App to wirelessly print, copy, fax, and scan. The app, available free from both the Google Play Store for Android and the Apple App Store for iOS, automatically detects any compatible Samsung printer on the same Wi-Fi network, allowing the user to sync and print with just a few clicks. It also supports advanced features beyond the core capabilities of the pre-installed Samsung Print Service, including advanced image capture and centralized access to printable content found on devices, email messages, the Web and the cloud.
Samsung says that it will continue its leadership within the non-profit Mopria Alliance to “both accelerate mobile printing momentum as well as expand industry standards for cloud printing, scanning, security, and mobile device management (MDM).” It says it’s committed to ensuring these technologies become more accessible and easy-to-use for both consumers and businesses ,regardless of printer brand.
Matt Smith, vice president of Printing Solutions for Samsung Electronics America, commented: “Samsung continues to develop easier ways for today’s on-the-go consumer or business professional to print from their mobile devices that surpass the “File>Print” experience from their PCs and laptops. Adding the Mopria Print Library to Samsung Print Service is just the latest effort in our continued leadership within the Mopria Alliance to remove the barriers users face when trying to print to multiple printer brands.”
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