Many people remember the difficulties of trying to print from a mobile device in recent years. Connecting a mobile device to a network printer was often confusing and sometimes simply didn’t work. From incompatible devices to broken or missing drivers, the experience was less than optimal. Clearly, there was room for the industry to innovate and innovate it did.
Samsung was a founding member of the Mopria Alliance, which sought to make mobile printing as easy as printing in the office by establishing a set of standards for the industry to use. This non-profit organization started out small, but its membership has grown from its original 4 founding members, to more than 20 printing brands, comprising over 100 million printers in use today.
With Android’s latest Oreo update, building upon the foundation of standards established by the Mopria Alliance, now approximately 97% of the world’s printers can seamlessly print with an Android enabled device.
Mopria Alliance Changes an Industry
As mobile phone usage kept increasing, so too did the need for a seamless mobile printing solution for consumers. There were too many different devices, operating systems, brands, drivers, and more, that often-made mobile printing an exercise in futility.