HP increases flexibility with Android

2014-02-21 09:20:29

Published on 2014-02-21 09:20:29

HP has announced that it will be introducing a brand new wireless laser printer - the HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M476 - to its expanding range of high-class machines.


The units will be the first from the company that is able to take advantage of the native printing support included in Google's Android operating system. It means that any mobile devices - either smartphones or tablets - running Android 4.4 KitKat will be able to print directly from their handset.


The office printer, priced starting at $529 (£316), will be the only machine certified to work with a plug-in developed by Mopri. The alliance has top printer firms such as Xerox, HP, Canon and Samsung among its members, and more Mopria-certified devices will roll out in the future, according to David Laing, director of innovation for LaserJet Enterprise Solutions at HP.


Before HP's printer, wireless users would have needed to connect with a network before making any prints, Mr Laing said. HP's Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476 will be able to print over peer-to-peer Wi-Fi or near-field communication (NFC) connections.  The All-in-One printer brings a 3.5-inch display, and can also copy, scan and fax.


Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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