Samsung recently announced that it would be releasing eight of its Android-powered multi-function printers in Australia this year. The printers, which were introduced at the consumer electronics tradeshow IFA in Berlin and released in the United States last year (see Samsung Unveils New Android Powered Laser Printers), promise to free printer users from printing only from the computer.
Users are able to print directly from their Android devices or from cloud storage accounts like Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote and Microsoft OneDrive using the 10.1 inch touchscreen panel on the printer.
Users will be able to search and print directly from web browsers, emails and map using the printer’s interface. Users can also download apps from the Samsung Printing App Centre to make their printing even easier.
Samsung Australia’s Todd Lynton said that the printers combined “advanced printing technology innovation and performance with the user friendly Android operating system to provide businesses and IT administrators with Samsung’s smart office experience.”
The printers come with extra high yield Samsung toner cartridges that promise up to 23 000 pages in black and 20 000 pages in colour. The printers also boast a print speed of up to 53 pages per minute depending on the model.
Still no word on when these Android-powered office machines will be available in South Africa.