Hewlett-Packard, Canon, Samsung, and Xerox recently announced the launch of Mopria to keep printers relevant in the mobile era. With the growing use of smartphones and tablets, the companies are launching Mopria technology to help make printing easy from mobile devices.
A set of interfaces will provide mobile operating systems with a simplified printing protocol. The technology will also help users send print jobs using Wi-Fi Direct wireless networking or by tapping a printer with a phone that supports near-field communications. Some Android devices will initially support the technology with expected wider adoption in the future.
Last week, HP announced the launch of a new cloud-based analytics service based on the company’s HAVEn Big Data analytics platform. The new service will help clients solve business problems and create new revenue opportunities.
HP HAVEn enables clients to analyze their big data, such as increasing sales with targeted client offerings, improving supply chain performance, detecting fraud or discovering security risks.
Dragan Rakovich, chief technologist, Information Management & Analytics of HP Enterprise Services said: “Harnessing the value of information is a top priority for our clients and a Big Data solution is a significant investment of time and money for any organization, regardless of industry. HP Enterprise Services has leveraged HP HAVEn's unified approach to Big Data to provide a low-risk, simplified and accelerated entry path to addressing key client business problems.”
Earlier this month, the PC manufacturer announced a series of new notebooks and tablets aimed at holiday shoppers. The ENVY is priced at $1,049.99. The other new releases range from $599.99 to $1,099.99.
HP is also releasing a notebook-tablet combination, the Spectre 13 Ultrabook, which has a detachable screen. Last month, the Silicon Valley-based company unveiled a new HP-made Google Chromebook, the HP Chromebook 14.