Thursday, April 14, 2011
HP's ePrint Service Offers Tighter Security For Mobile Printing
Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 01:30 PM
"HP has webOS, Google has Android. Aside from running those competing mobile operating systems, the two companies will fight to see who has the better wireless printing solution."
Starting May 1st, HP will be releasing it's own ePrint Service allowing Android users to print directly from their phones to a nearby printer. HP's printing service will have tighter security than Google's Cloud Print because it will require the users to enter a code from their device directly on the printer before the print job is started. This feature would be good for higher security documents but bad for the common users. But it sounds like HP will be marketing it's ePrint to business anyways since it will allow for the printing of documents, emails and presentations from Android devices. As of now, no price has been set for the service.