|New Epson Printers now Certified to Work with Mopria Print Service|
Epson recently launched its first Mopria-certified home and business printers. With the ownership of smartphones growing to about 5.1 billion by 2018, the company has stepped up the competition by releasing smartphone-compatible printing machines.
The Mopria-certified printers by Epson will work with a new Mopria Print Service window and a built-in Printing Framework for Android devices starting with the Kitkat (Android 4.4) operating system. Once the printer has the latest firmware, smartphone owners can print from Google applications such as QuickOffice, Gmail, Chrome and Google Drive. Files saved via Adobe Reader and Kingsoft WPS Office App can be printed as well.
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Epson Global Brand and Marketing Communications General Manager Ian Cameron said that the need for mobile printing options is increasing given that global mobile device sales are exponentially faster than desktop computer sales. He added that with two of five employees using a smartphone, having a mobile printing option will help improve the efficiency of business operations. In 2014, Android devices account for 74 percent of the global smartphone and tablet sales.
The Mopria Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes interoperability standards to easily connect and print files, regardless of the device, the brand and the operating system.