HP just put out a press release announcing a partnership with Samsung on the Galaxy S4, which will include HP's wireless printing functionality found in devices like the upcoming HP Slate 7. HP promises "no setup, tools, drivers, or network configurations to adjust," and that its solution will be one of the only to offer access to sophisticated printer settings. Like duplexing, color, orientation, and paper type. Oh yeah.

The feature will be supported by "nearly 200 HP printer models" from the inkjet and LaserJet lines. A built-in "print" button will be included in a number of Samsung apps on the S4, as well, including the email, browser, photo gallery, contacts, S Note, and Polaris Office apps.

The system will work either when both the printer and the Galaxy S4 are on the same Wi-Fi network, or by using "HP technology via wireless direct print" on select models.

The software will be coming to other Samsung devices in the future, as well, including the Note II and Galaxy S III, which Samsung just confirmed will get many of the S4's features in later updates. Hit up the full press release for more info.

HP and Samsung Launch New Mobile Print Offering

New Samsung GALAXY S 4 Can Easily Print Documents, Photos and Web Pages Directly to HP Printers

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2013) -  HP (NYSE: HPQ) today unveiled a new print offering built within select Samsung devices to provide users an easy way to print directly to more than 180 HP network printer models across the HP inkjet and HP LaserJet portfolios.

The collaboration demonstrates HP's continued investment and leadership in the mobile printing space by satisfying a common need for today's mobile user -- on-demand, customized printing from virtually anywhere.

Different from current mobile printing apps on the market, the new embedded solution from HP and Samsung requires no setup, tools, drivers or network configurations to adjust on the phone, making mobile printing effortless and convenient. In addition, the print offering is one of the only solutions to offer sophisticated printer settings and options that include duplex printing, color, orientation and paper type. By offering these capabilities and much more, this new mobile print enablement will make printing on the go easier, saving time for the mobile worker and beyond.

Print functionality will be supported with the upcoming release of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 and will be available later this year as a firmware upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S III and Note II, enabling built-in, wireless printing compatibility.

Users can print in two ways: by automatically connecting their Samsung mobile device and HP printer on the same local network via Wi-Fi, or by using HP technology via wireless direct print.(1)

"Customers continue to look for ways to print from their smartphones and tablets," said Stephen Nigro, senior vice president, Inkjet and Printing Solutions and Graphics Solutions Business, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP. "This partnership with Samsung is the latest example of how HP is making it easy to print what you want from wherever you are."

The Samsung print solution is HP's latest feature for its mobile print portfolio that also includes HP ePrint.

The built-in print solution works in three simple steps: choose a document, photo or web page(2); 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.

Availability and support
The print solution is compatible with nearly 200 HP printer models across the HP inkjet and HP LaserJet printer portfolios.(3)

The built-in print button will be available on many applications of the Samsung mobile devices, including: Email Client, Android Browser, Photo Gallery, Contacts, S Note and Polaris Office.

About HP
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is available athttp://www.hp.com.

(1) Available on select models.

(2) Printable file formats include JPG, PNG, HTML, PDF and MS Office.

(3) Includes HP Deskjet, HP ENVY, HP Photosmart, HP Officejet, HP Officejet Pro, HP LaserJet Pro, HP Color LaserJet Pro, HP LaserJet Enterprise and HP Color LaserJet Enterprise.


David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Eul Cam

    I think your phone has arrived when 3rd parties are quick to announce that their device is compatible with your's.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      That is definitely true.

  • M.Beg

    Another gimmick by plastic fantastic samsung

  • mgamerz

    Too bad my piece of shit HP printer doesn't ever print! Every HP Printer i've owned has been a pos.

    • IncCo

      I've only heard good things about their laser printers tho.. mine never fails

      • mgamerz

        Oh their business one snare great. Their non business ones? Pos.

      • HopelesslyFaithful

        my photo smart printer is good....wish it printed better photos and paper but it was on par with the espon or another brand...basically according to PC Mag the 7210 and one other brand were the only two worth buying.

  • andy_o

    I still don't see what's the difference with regular HP ePrint service. Perhaps this is just a marketing campaign to make people aware of it in the first place. I use it as backup for Google Cloud Print for work, cause at the time I bought the printer, the HP service was absolutely shitty with many disconnections which weren't fixable without resetting the printer's online configuration, for which you need to connect it to a computer. Stupid printer didn't even have a standby mode, so a big "DO NOT TURN OFF" sign had to be put right over the power button. They fixed that with firmware later, and apparently the service is more stable now, but I still don't trust it.

  • John O’Connor

    glad that they are offering native support and a functional print button. I wish El Goog would add support across all of their apps. I spent the $15 for printershare, which I do on occasion use. It is not gimmicky if you actually utilize the feature

    • Aki I.

      Exactly. I was fortunate enough to get mine free on amazon. And I use it often. Mobile printing made my laptop obsolete.

    • Brian Menius

      >I wish El Goog would add support across all of their apps.<

      This, this, and this. It's long overdue.

  • Aki I.

    I use printershare and this essentially negates the need for it.. Oh wait.. Except printershare, although you have to pay, works with just about any printer. But it's great to see print functionality expand from just samsung printers.. That was not a great first move.

  • Steve

    A Flaw in HP LaserJet Security which could allow remote access


  • John Smith

    take this with a grain of salt. HP's "easy" is never easy. they make it sound so easy but you have to jump through hoops and set ups to print anything. we'll see but i'll believe "easy" when i see it.

  • RitishOemraw

    Forget the article, I haven't read it, what I do know is this is awesome, because the picture is from Office Space!!! <--- Awesome!

  • HopelesslyFaithful

    doesn't hp have a printer app that does that? i have it installed but never used it...cell phone isn't the most productive device in the world

  • Samsung Fanboy

    Im getting the S4 for sure but if HP printers (200 of them) will support wireless printing from my Sammy then I'll be getting an HP printer also.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mickey.jones.125 Mickey Jones

    +1 for Office Space printer reference.

    "PC Load Letter?"

  • PatrickDonaldson

    Will this also be available on Samsung printers?

  • flatman

    GS4 and HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 - so far - it does not work. Works great with my old Iphone.

  • Jessica Meadows

    How come this app is installed automatically to my phone but I cannot find it ANYWHERE on my device?!

  • rwc

    I have a 4s and am trying to print to an HP office jet 100 Mobile Printer Via bluetooth.
    I can not get both devices to communicate.
    The is 4 s recognizes the printer but gives me a message that it can not communicate after I have entered the pin number for pairing.

    Is this combination even supported?


  • rwc

    The 4s mention below is a Samsung s4