Mopria makes printing off an Android device easier
October 7, 2020
Printing from your Android device is getting easier. Mopria Alliance, a non-profit organization providing universal standards and solutions for print and scan with more than two billion connected devices, just announced their new print capabilities and enhancements for Android 11 made in collaboration with the Google Android team. This innovative “Share-to-Print” feature enables printing from thousands of additional apps to improve ease-of-use for desktop and mobile printing.
This update allows users to print images and documents from thousands of social media and productivity application directly from an Android device, regardless of brand. The update also lets those sharing files such as JPEG, BMP, etc. the option to print those items quickly and easily. Users looking to maximize their mobile printing features can also select and install additional services directly in their print workflow.
This new path for photo printing supports specific enhancements to ensure best fit and higher resolution on the page—resulting in high-quality prints, regardless of the aspect ratio or size of the photo.
Additionally, the “Share-to-Print” path for photo printing supports specific enhancements to ensure best fit and higher resolution on the printed page. These enhancements result in high-quality prints, regardless of aspect ratio of the photo or size of the print.
“With this update, we set out to integrate print features that would make the lives of mobile users easier and continue to push the envelope of what we can provide in the Default Print Service,” said Ingrid Kelly, Chairperson of the Board at the Mopria Alliance. “We achieved those goals in the Android 11 update, and we are excited to continue to invest in and demonstrate our commitment to providing an enhanced printing experience for Android users.”
For people wanting to maximize the features available in their printers that may not be supported by the Default Print Service, the update adds on-the-fly selection of other brand-specific print services and the Mopria Print Service. Users are able to select and install these additional print services directly in their print workflow to enable even more print features.
To date, Mopria print technology has been installed on more than 2 billion devices, including Windows PCs and laptops, Android phones and tablets, FireOS tablets and ChromeOS notebooks. Mopria print technology is designed to simplify desktop printing and mobile printing to more than 4,000 printer models and more than 120 million Mopria certified printers.
The Mopria Alliance membership represents many of today’s global printer businesses, OS providers, device manufacturers and software vendors. In addition to the founding companies, Canon, HP, Samsung and Xerox, Mopria Alliance members include Adobe, Brother, EFI, Epson, Fuji Xerox, Huawei, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Microsoft, OKI Data, Pantum, Primax, Qualcomm, Ricoh, Toshiba, Xiaomi and YSoft.
The new Default Print Service features will be available to Android users who update to Android version 11. For the latest list of Mopria certified printers and print accessories, please visit https://mopria.org/certified-products.
The Mopria® Alliance is a non-profit membership organization of leading global technology companies with the mission of providing universal standards and solutions for print and scan. With a focus on mobility and modern productivity trends, Mopria technology is used to allow users to interact intuitively and seamlessly with a printer, multi-function printer or scanner, regardless of brand. Learn more at www.mopria.org. Print. Scan. Go.