CES 2011: Samsung Announces New Wireless Printing App for Smart Devices
| by Shayne Rana |
More from the Samsung booth reveals yet another big announcement - the Samsung MobilePrint app. It’s the first application from the company for printing from Android smartphones/tablets and iOS mobile devices to Samsung wireless printers. The MobilePrint app is designed to allow users to print emails, web pages, maps, photos, and Microsoft Office and PDF files faster when travelling for business, working remotely, or visiting with friends and family.
The Samsung MobilePrint app is available from the relevant application store or marketplace. It will detect and connect directly to Samsung wireless printers in the area via Wi-Fi or a network link. Samsung Mobile Print/Scan app users can then print directly from their devices with the click of a button, eliminating the hassle of driver installations and network configurations.
Wireless mobile printer for the win!
Samsung’s Mobile/Print Scan app also allows users to quickly review and edit documents that have been scanned into a local Samsung printer. Using this feature, mobile devices can detect documents scanned to a local multifunction printer (MFP) or, alternatively, be sent the scanned document by the MFP user. This is an ideal solution for editing document layouts, as it allows mobile edits to be made to the scan’s image quality and file type and provides a choice between color or black and white scans.
The app should also bring a new dimension to mobile photography by providing users with a way to select and print multiple images simultaneously through their Samsung device’s photo gallery. It also saves time for frequent travellers who need to print e-tickets, flight confirmations or other itineraries at the last minute by using their mobile device’s SD card.
The Samsung Mobile Print/Scan app will be available for free this winter. It will be built-in to the Galaxy Tab beginning 2011. The application will be compatible with all existing and new Samsung wireless and network printers.