HP and Samsung Works Together for Samsung Galaxy S4 Mobile Printing App

March 22, 2013 No Comments

Sharp and SamsungSamsung, the largest South Korean multi-national electronics firm, had announced to team up with Hewlett Packard, America’s multinational information technology in creating a new mobile printing application for Samsung phones including the newly released 5′ inch successor of the Galaxy S3, the Samsung Galaxy S4. According to VARGuy.com, “Hewlett-Packard and Samsung have teamed up on a new, embedded mobile printing app that allows users to print by automatically connecting their Samsung mobile device and HP printer on the same local network via Wi-Fi or by using HP technology via wireless direct print.”

“Customers continue to look for ways to print from their smartphones and tablets,” said Stephen Nigro, HP Inkjet and Printing Solutions and Graphics Solutions Business, Printing and Personal Systems Group senior vice president. “This partnership with Samsung is the latest example of how HP is making it easy to print what you want from wherever you are.”

The collaboration of Samsung and HP aims to create what they perceive as a “a common need for today’s mobile user”, a mobile printing application that can allow its users to print on demand anywhere without the trouble of finding a PC to access–a simple mobile app that can enables them to print pictures, documents and other files straight from their mobile phones. The mobile was described as to be an “embedded solution differs from other mobile printing apps on the market in that it doesn’t require any setup, tools, drivers or network configuration adjustments to a mobile device, according to HP. The app supports printer settings and options such as duplex printing, color, orientation and paper type. HP’s mobile print lineup also includes HP ePrint.”

The said mobile application is designed to works with some 200 HP printer models in the vendor’s Inkjet and Laserjet lines. It will also be available on many applications of the Samsung mobile devices, including Email Client, Android Browser, Photo Gallery, Contacts, S Note and Polaris Office. Printable file formats include JPG, PNG, HTML, PDF and MS Office.

It was also stated that “Samsung’s impending Galaxy S4 will support the new mobile printing app and, later this year, the companies will offer a firmware upgrade to the Galaxy S III and Note II, which will enable both devices with wireless printing capabilities.”

HP and Samsung are both in the printing industry, manufacturing and distributing printing equipment and printer supplies like laser toner cartridges and ink cartridges.

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