HP and Samsung are partnering to let users print from their mobile devices. You can now print from the recently launched Galaxy S 4. A firmware upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S 3 and Note 3, coming later this year, will enable built-in, wireless printing compatibility.
The embedded solution from HP and Samsung requires no setup, tools, drivers or network configurations to adjust on the phone. Printer settings and options include duplex printing, color, orientation and paper type, among other things.
Users can print in two ways: 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, senior vice president, Inkjet and Printing Solutions and Graphics Solutions Business, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP.
The print solution is compatible with nearly 200 HP printer models across the HP inkjet and HP LaserJet printer portfolios. The built-in print button will be available on many applications of the Samsung mobile devices, including: Email Client, Android Browser, Photo Gallery, Contacts, S Note and Polaris Office.