SAN RAMON, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Mopria® Alliance, a global non-profit membership organization chartered to drive industry-wide standards for mobile printing, today announced Mopria Print Service 2.1, with support for AndroidTM 7.0 features to make mobile printing even easier for users. The release is the latest update to the Mopria Print Service, designed to simplify printing from Android devices to more than 88 million1 certified printers.
“With this update, we’ve listened to both users and developers to build on the best mobile printing standard available today.”
Mopria Print Service 2.1 is available now for download from Google Play for any Android 4.4 device or higher.
Mopria Print Service 2.1 now includes support for Android 7.0 features, such as enhanced printer information where users are informed of the available printer list with location if available. In addition, the printer information screen for infrastructure printers now also indicates printer status, IP addresses and location. The Mopria Print Service 2.1 also features N-up printing layouts, in which multiple pages are compressed into one printed page.
“Mopria Print Service 2.1 makes mobile printing easier than ever by harnessing the power of Android N and eliminating the guesswork for an enhanced user experience,” said Greg Kuziej, Chairman of the Board at the Mopria Alliance. “With this update, we’ve listened to both users and developers to build on the best mobile printing standard available today.”
Since its launch, the Mopria Print Service has enabled printing on Android (4.4 or later) smartphones and tablets to Mopria certified printers from 98 percent1 of worldwide printer manufacturers. Mopria allows users to easily print photos, web pages and documents when their mobile devices are connected to Mopria certified printers through a wireless network or using Wi-Fi Direct. Supported print settings include features such as color, number of copies, duplex, paper size, page range, media type and orientation, as well as workplace features like user authentication, accounting capabilities, and stapling.
In the three 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. In addition to the founding companies, the Mopria Alliance today includes Adobe, Konica Minolta, Qualcomm, Lexmark, Kyocera, Toshiba, Brother, Epson, Fuji Xerox, NEC, Pantum, Ricoh, YSoft, Avision, Sharp, Dell and Primax.
While the Mopria Alliance will continue its efforts to make mobile printing easy, it will also expand its focus to standardizing cloud printing, scanning, security and mobile device management (MDM) with the goal to make these solutions more accessible and intuitive for both consumer and business users.
For the latest list of Mopria certified printers and print accessories, please visit http://mopria.org/certified-products.
1Based on shipment units. Data provided through Q3 2015 by IDC.
About the Mopria® Alliance
The Mopria® Alliance is a non-profit membership organization of leading global technology companies with the initial goal of simplifying printing from smartphones, tablets and other devices. The Alliance develops and promotes technology standards that deliver an intuitive experience connecting different devices and mobile operating systems. The adoption of these standards allow users to seamlessly interact with a printer, regardless of brand. Plus, app downloads and setups for new mobile devices or printers will become unnecessary. Look for Mopria certified printers and accessories for easy printing with Mopria-enabled mobile devices. Learn more at www.mopria.org or download the latest Mopria software on Google Play.