Among the many software customisations that Samsung Galaxy S4 packs – HP’s no frills wireless printing solution is one of them. According to a press release issued by HP, Samsung Galaxy S 4 can easily print documents, photos and web pages directly through over 200 printers across the HP inkjet and HP LaserJet portfolios.
“Customers continue to look for ways to print from their smartphones and tablets. This partnership with Samsung is the latest example of how HP is making it easy to print what you want from wherever you are,” ,” said Stephen Nigro, SVP, Inkjet and Printing Solutions and Graphics Solutions Business, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP.
This feature was earlier introduced in HP’s own Slate 7 Android tablet and will now be found in Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung and HP are also working to port the same feature to Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III phones via firmware update. This update will be released late this year.
How does it work?
Samsung Galaxy S 4 users can print in two ways: by automatically connecting their phone and HP printer on the same local network via Wi-Fi, or by using HP technology via wireless direct print.
- First, choose a document, photo or web page
- Select a printer (either on Wi-Fi or directly); and hit print
- The embedded solution also offers additional, convenient print options for the user, including number of copies, paper size, orientation, paper type, color mode, double-sided printing and job completion status.
As the printing solution has been in-built in the phone, users will find the print button on many applications, including: Email Client, Android Browser, Photo Gallery, Contacts, S Note and Polaris Office.