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Android 9 Default Print Service Includes Wi-Fi Direct Printing With Code Contribution From Mopria Alliance


The Mopria®
, a global non-profit membership organization chartered to
drive industry-wide standards and solutions for printing and scanning to
connected devices, today announced Android 9 (Pie) users can enjoy Wi-Fi
Direct printing to Mopria certified printers as a built-in feature on
their mobile devices, courtesy of the Android Default Print Service
featuring core printing technology from the Mopria Print Service.

The Default Print Service was first debuted in the launch of Android 8
last year, and was a result of an ongoing collaboration with the Google
Android team via the Android Open Source Project and the Mopria
Alliance. The Default Print Service delivers convenient and intuitive
printing with automatic printer discovery allowing easy printing to more
than 3,000 models and 100 million deployed Mopria
certified printers
from any Android 8 or 9 device.

Wi-Fi Direct is a convenient feature that allows users to wirelessly
connect their mobile devices directly to a compatible printer without
joining a Wi-Fi network. This is an alternative to the standard method
of connecting via a router to the same Wi-Fi network as the printer.
Wi-Fi Direct printing uses an encrypted, point-to-point connection that
streamlines printing because it does not require pairing or passwords.

"A key tenant of the Mopria Alliance strategy is to simplify print and
scan while also focusing on improving the printing experience on
Android," said Brent Richtsmeier, Vice Chairperson of the Mopria
Alliance Steering Committee. "Through continuous contributions to the
Android Open Source Project, we will continue to make printing on
Android as streamlined, secure and intuitive as possible."

In the five years since the establishment of the Mopria
by founders Canon, HP, Samsung and Xerox, the nonprofit
membership organization has 22 members representing the worldwide
printer and scanner business. In addition to the founding companies, the
Mopria Alliance today includes Adobe, Brother, Dell, Epson, Fuji Xerox,
Huawei, Lexmark, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Microsoft, NEC, OKI Data,
Pantum, Primax, Qualcomm, Toshiba, Ricoh, Sharp and YSoft.

The Mopria Alliance is responsible for making printing and scanning
solutions more accessible and intuitive for consumer and business users
through the Mopria
Print Service
App and Library. To date, Mopria print technology has
been installed on more than 850 million devices and has been used to
print more than half a billion pages. Additionally, Mopria Alliance has
recently released the Mopria
beta app with mobile scanning capabilities and the final
release will be rolled out later this year.

More details on how to print using the Android Default Print Service can
be found in this video
and FAQ.
For the latest list of Mopria certified printers and print accessories,
please visit

About the Mopria®

The Mopria® Alliance is a non-profit membership organization
of leading global technology companies with the goal of simplifying
printing and scanning from connected devices. The Alliance develops and
promotes technology standards that deliver an intuitive experience
connecting various devices and operating systems. The adoption of these
standards allows users to interact seamlessly with a printer or scanner,
regardless of brand. Learn more at

Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

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