When KitKat was announced last fall, Google also announced Cloud Printing, which I'm sure not a whole lot of people have used since it was announced in the fall. Because, who prints things these days? According to Epson, "Over 60 new and legacy Epson Connect-enabled printers and all-in-ones now offer built-in printing support from manufacturers including Google, HTC, and Samsung." That's great to see that so many Epson printers are compatible at launch. Downloading the Epson Print enabler from Google Play allows you to print stuff from many apps including Gmail, Google Drive, Gallery, Chrome, Photos and many other apps as well. It's pretty easy to setup, which is great to see. For those interested in Epson's print enabler, we have the link down below in the source bar, and the press release is also down below.
Epson Supports Android KitKat Native Printing
for Easy Mobile Printing Anywhere, Anytime
Over 60 Epson Printers Wirelessly Print from Android 4.4 Smartphones and Tablets
LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 15, 2014 – Committed to driving simple wireless printing anywhere, anytime, Epson America, Inc. today announced support for Androidâ„¢ Printing, the native printing platform introduced in Android KitKat (version 4.4). With Android Printing, mobile users can effortlessly print documents, photos, web pages, and emails – without the need for a dedicated printing app. Over 60 new and legacy Epson Connect-enabled printers and all-in-ones now offer built-in printing support from manufacturers including Google®, HTC®, and Samsung®.
"We applaud Google's introduction of Android Printing as a huge milestone that makes mobile printing easier for both users and app developers," said Patrick Chen, product manager of mobile connectivity, Epson America, Inc. "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 Playâ„¢."
Android Printing enables Android device users to print seamlessly without the need for a specific printing app. Users can discover available printers, change paper sizes and choose specific pages to print. Following a download of the free Epson Print Enabler and a few simple steps, users can easily print emails, photos, web content and important business documents to any compatible Epson printer model from Chromeâ„¢, Driveâ„¢, Galleryâ„¢, Gmailâ„¢, Photosâ„¢, and Quickofficeâ„¢ Apps as well as new apps available on Google Playâ„¢.
More about Android 4.4 and Epson Mobile Printing Solutions
Epson Connectâ„¢ mobile printing solutions makes it easier and more powerful than ever for users to print documents, photos, emails and web pages from anywhere in the world using an Epson Connect-enabled printer and a tablet, smartphone, or computer.1 In addition, Epson is a member of the Mopria Alliance, further underscoring its ongoing dedication to advancing mobile printing standards that allow users to easily and conveniently print regardless of brand, device or operating system.
To learn more about Android Printing and its impact on mobile productivity and convenience, visit the Connect Blog on the Epson Community. For more information regarding printing from your Android 4.4 devices and to access a full list of Epson printers and all-in-ones that support Android Printing, visit online.
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