Mopria Print Service 2.3 Provides New Mobile-Printing Capabilities with Share-to-Print

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Yesterday, the Mopria Alliance, which is dedicated to making mobile printing easier, released Mopria Print Service 2.3, which expands mobile-printing support by allowing users to print photos, text, Web pages and more using the Share feature from many of their favorite apps.

The Mopria Print Service 2.3 is also compatible with Android 8.0 Oreo, whose default printing solution uses core Mopria technology, allowing printing to more than 100 million Mopria-certified printers. The update is available here at the Google Play Store for all Android devices.

The Mopria  Alliance is a global non-profit membership organization chartered to drive industry-wide standards for mobile printing,

Mopria Print Service 2.3 utilizes the Share feature already available in many popular apps, including Facebook, Flipboard, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest. When using the Share feature, users will see a Mopria Print Service option is included as an option after email and messaging options. The Share icon is conspicuously placed and users simply select the Mopria Print Service option, select their printer, adjust settings, and print.

The new release also supports document-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.

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.

In the four years since the establishment of the Mopria Alliance by founders Canon, HP, Samsung, and Xerox, the nonprofit membership organization has grown to 21 members representing the worldwide printer business. The Mopria Alliance today also includes Adobe, Konica Minolta, Qualcomm, Lexmark International, Kyocera, Toshiba, Brother International, Epson, Fuji Xerox, Microsoft, NEC, Pantum, Ricoh, YSoft, Sharp, Dell. and Primax.

Mopria technology currently has more than 700 million installs and is expected to exceed 1 billion in less than one year. The alliance says that it while continue to make mobile printing easy, it will also expand its focus to standardizing cloud printing and scanning.

For the latest list of Mopria certified printers and print accessories, visit the Mopria Alliance here.

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