ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES
With BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) becoming a growing office trend, the ability to support easy-to-use wireless printing has never been more important. And now, it’s even easier. Epson America has announced that over 60 All-in-Ones and printers now support Android Printing, without the need for a dedicated printing app. We think you’ll love it.
What is BYOD?
The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend is here and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. About 75% of businesses are allowing employees to use their own mobile devices at the office and it’s working. The idea behind it makes sense, let your team use devices they are already used to and everything just gets easier. The only problem that can occur is that when it comes to printing, there may be compatibility problems or the requirement of a third party app to facilitate the print job. With the new built-in support offered by Epson and Android, this is no longer an issue.
What is Android Printing?
As we said, over 60 All-in-Ones and printers now support Android Printing, the printing platform available in Android KitKat (version 4.4) and subsequent Android operating systems. With Android Printing, Android mobile users can print documents, photos, websites and emails without downloading a dedicated printing app. Over 60 new and legacy Epson Connect-enabled printers and All-in-Ones now offer built-in printing support for mobile devices from Android manufacturers (which includes Google, HTC, and Samsung).
What does Android Printing do?
With Android Printing, mobile users can find available printers, change paper sizes and choose specific pages to print. And after downloading the free Epson Print Enabler, users can print emails, photos, websites and documents to any compatible Epson printer model through Chrome, Google Drive, Gallery, Gmail, Photos and QuickOffice apps, as well as any new apps from Google Play.
Epson Connect mobile printing makes it easy for you to print anything you want from anywhere in the world using a compatible printer and your mobile device, iMac or PC.
What does Epson America have to say?
“We applaud Google’s introduction of Android Printing as a huge milestone that makes mobile printing easier for both users and app developers,” commented Patrick Chen, product manager of mobile connectivity for Epson America. “That’s why Epson is proud to embrace Android Printing with support for both new and legacy printers as far back as 2008. Now with just a few taps, KitKat users can print to Epson printers from a number of pre-installed Google apps today with the promise of print support from a whole new generation of apps available on Google Play.”
For more information about Android 4.4 and Epson Mobile Printing Solutions, check out www.epson.com/androidprint or even better, talk to someone locally! Call BrockOA to find out which new Epson All-in-One is best for your office and your BYOD culture.