|New Epson printers are certified to work with the Mopria print service|
Underscoring its commitment to creating a better, easier, and more accessible user experience for mobile printing, Epson recently announced it has launched its first Mopria-certified printers for home and business.
The need for mobile printing is increasing in tandem with the growing ownership of smartphones and tablets that is expected to reach 5.1 billion worldwide by 2018. Epson's mobile print efforts are designed to embrace both the rapidly evolving demands of mobile customers and the diversity of multiple operating systems. One key initiative is Epson's commitment to the Mopria Alliance's mission for intuitive mobile printing. Mopria members are advancing mobile print standards that allow business and home users to print regardless of brand, device or operating system.
Epson Mopria-certified printers work with the Mopria Print Service New window and the built-in Printing Framework in Android 4.4 or later (KitKat). After ensuring the printer has the latest version of firmware installed, Android 4.4 users can print from Google apps such as Chrome, Gmail, Drive and QuickOffice, as well as the Adobe Reader and Kingsoft WPS Office App. With Android projected to account for 74 percent of global smartphones and tablets sold in 2014, Epson is actively enabling intuitive printing for an unprecedented number of new Android users.
"With global tablet and smartphone sales more than five times greater than desktop sales and two of five employees using smartphones on the job, the need for intuitive mobile printing options and support is apparent," said Ian Cameron, responsible for global communications at Epson. "Epson is proud to actively support an industry-wide movement to streamline mobile printing ease-of-use and accessibility."