The Mopria Alliance Boosts Print Service for Mobile Devices

The Mopria Alliance, a global non-profit membership, is updating its print service for mobile devices to include built in Wi-Fi direct printing.

Android 9 (Pie) users can enjoy Wi-Fi Direct printing to Mopria certified printers as a built-in feature on their mobile devices, courtesy of the Android Default Print Service featuring core printing technology from the Mopria Print Service. 

Wi-Fi Direct is a feature that allows users to wirelessly connect their mobile devices directly to a compatible printer without joining a Wi-Fi network. This is an alternative to the standard method connecting via a router to the same Wi-Fi network as the printer. Wi-Fi Direct printing uses an encrypted, point-to-point connection that streamlines printing because it does not require pairing or passwords.

The Default Print Service was first debuted in the launch of Android 8 last year, and was a result of an ongoing collaboration with the Google Android team via the Android Open Source Project and the Mopria Alliance.

The Default Print Service delivers convenient and intuitive printing with automatic printer discovery allowing easy printing to more than 3,000 models and 100 million deployed Mopria certified printers from any Android 8 or 9 device.

In the five years since the establishment of the Mopria Alliance by founders Canon, HP, Samsung and Xerox, the nonprofit membership organization has 22 members representing the worldwide printer and scanner business.

In addition to the founding companies, the Mopria Alliance today includes Adobe, Brother, Dell, Epson, Fuji Xerox, Huawei, Lexmark, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Microsoft, NEC, OKI Data, Pantum, Primax, Qualcomm, Toshiba, Ricoh, Sharp and YSoft.

The Mopria Alliance is responsible for making printing and scanning solutions more accessible and intuitive for consumer and business users through the Mopria Print Service App and Library.

For more information about this news, visit http://mopria.org.

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