The Mopria® Alliance, a global non-profit membership organization chartered to drive industry-wide standards and solutions for mobile printing, today announced it provided core printing technology to deliver intuitive mobile printing in the new Android 8.0 Oreo™ operating system. This contribution is the result of ongoing collaboration with the Google Android team via the Android Open Source Project and the Mopria Alliance.
Android 8.0 Oreo’s new Default Print Service features core technology from the Mopria Print Service, immediately delivering mobile printing convenience in the Operating System. With Mopria technology at the core of the Android 8.0 Oreo Default Print Service, users no longer need to download a mobile printing service and printer discovery is automatic, allowing easy mobile printing to more than 100 million Mopria certified printers from any Android 8.0 Oreo device.
“Mobile printing should be intuitive and ubiquitous, whether you’re at home, in the office, or on the go,” said Greg Kuziej, Chairman of the Board at the Mopria Alliance. “Thanks to Mopria technology, Google and the Android Open Source Project, we’re delivering easy mobile printing to Android users.”
Since its launch, the Mopria Print Service has enabled printing on Android (4.4 or later) smartphones and tablets to Mopria certified printers. 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. Supported print settings include features such as color, number of copies, duplex, paper size, page print range, media type and orientation.
In the four years since the establishment of the Mopria Alliance by founders Canon, HP, Samsung and Xerox, the nonprofit membership organization has grown to 20 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, 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 and scanning. Its goal is to make these solutions more accessible and intuitive for both consumer and business users.
Mopria certified printers make up 97% of printers sold worldwide. For the latest list of Mopria certified printers and print accessories, please visit http://mopria.org/certified-products.