Another trick you can do with your Android phone or tablet

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Another trick you can do with your Android phone or tablet

Samsung printers now incorporate a fancy feature for printing from your Android device.

Printing from phones and tablets is becoming increasingly important as small business people do more work on smartphones and tablets.
 
Samsung's latest range of laser printers and multifunctions takes advantage of NFC to simplify printing - and in the case of MFDs, scanning - with Android-based phones and tablets.
 
Touching a suitably-equipped device to the printer or MFD automatically opens the Samsung Mobile Print app, or displays the download page if the app is not already installed. Select the item to be printed, touch the device again, and in theory thaty's all there is to it. A similar process can be used for scanning.
 
Samsung's print app is available for iOS as well as Android, but NFC has yet to reach Apple's mobile devices.
 
For more conventional use, Samsung offers drivers for Windows, OS and Linux.
 
The Samsung Smart printer family ranges from the $79 SL-2020W mono laser printer to the $369 SL-C1860FW colour multifunction with fax. All eight models are available immediately.
 
Most support Google Cloud Print, which is handy if, for example, you use mobile Google Apps or you need to print web pages from the Chrome browser.
 
But only two of the eight models - the SL-M2835DW ($129) printer and the SL-M2885FW ($279) MFD - feature automatic duplex printing, which is a useful paper-saving feature. The others require manual intervention if you want to print on both sides of the paper.
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