11-19-2014 01:09 PM
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  1. ahalowell's Avatar
    Hello,

    So will we be able to print from our Windows phone any time soon? (sorta like the iPhone already does...?)

    Thanx,
    Al
    06-16-2014 02:33 PM
  2. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    i have the same question,posting this just in case its already present or something and if im not aware
    06-16-2014 02:36 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    Technically, there are some apps that can do that, I believe, but there is no rumors regarding native printing support, so any speculation at this point is just semi-educated-at-best-guesses.

    The way iPhone does printing is through the special AirPrint stuff which required a specific compatible printer, but its something. So its sorta printing.

    My guess is that it'll be a while. couple years?
    Needless to say, outside of the supposed merge between Windows and WP, I dont think we can expect full-on USB, Wi-Fi everything printing.
    06-16-2014 02:40 PM
  4. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Technically, there are some apps that can do that, I believe, but there is no rumors regarding native printing support, so any speculation at this point is just semi-educated-at-best-guesses.

    The way iPhone does printing is through the special AirPrint stuff which required a specific compatible printer, but its something. So its sorta printing.

    My guess is that it'll be a while. couple years?
    Needless to say, outside of the supposed merge between Windows and WP, I dont think we can expect full-on USB, Wi-Fi everything printing.
    so no usb otg anytime soon as well?
    btw are there any apps from companies like canon and HP to print to their respective printers?or even any third party ones
    06-16-2014 02:42 PM
  5. ahalowell's Avatar
    Well, that pretty much ends my interest in the Windowsphone as an ongoing platform. I guess I'll go back to the iPhone when the bigger device arrives.

    Al
    06-16-2014 02:46 PM
  6. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Well, that pretty much ends my interest in the Windowsphone as an ongoing platform. I guess I'll go back to the iPhone when the bigger device arrives.

    Al
    or get an ipad to supplement your windows phone
    thats what i did-lumia 720 and ipad as my daily devices
    06-17-2014 03:50 AM
  7. hotphil's Avatar
    so no usb otg anytime soon as well?
    btw are there any apps from companies like canon and HP to print to their respective printers?or even any third party ones
    Last time I looked, a lot of HP's printers had an email-to-print function. The printer needs an always-on internet connection, you register it and then email it any docs you want printing. Your file goes through the HP cloud (may be a privacy concern?) and is then sent as a print job to the printer.
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    06-17-2014 04:56 AM
  8. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Last time I looked, a lot of HP's printers had an email-to-print function. The printer needs an always-on internet connection, you register it and then email it any docs you want printing. Your file goes through the HP cloud (may be a privacy concern?) and is then sent as a print job to the printer.
    ohh thats also nice i have a canon MG3100 at home and an HP Officejet in my office
    wish canon had something like that,itd be nifty
    06-17-2014 06:16 AM
  9. navidee's Avatar
    There is a HP All in One printer app if you own a HP. Works great.
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    06-17-2014 06:44 AM
  10. Dhileepudu Jambula's Avatar
    06-17-2014 06:59 AM
  11. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    And MS want WP to enterprise and business. LOL
    Last edited by Vitor Salvatore Pierce; 06-18-2014 at 08:20 AM.
    06-18-2014 07:36 AM
  12. psychotron's Avatar
    or get an ipad to supplement your windows phone
    thats what i did-lumia 720 and ipad as my daily devices
    Point is you shouldn't need anything to "supplement" your phone in order to print. Who wants to carry around an extra piece of hardware (especially something as large as a tablet) just to be able to print? For an enterprise focused company this seems a pretty essential thing to omit. One would think there would be at least a basic service similar to Cloud Print which allows me to print any of my documents from Google Docs or Google Drive available for Office. I find it a bit maddening that I can print to any printer in my house from all my Android devices but not my Windows Phone.
    06-18-2014 07:55 AM
  13. psychotron's Avatar
    And in all fairness, it also kind of makes me scratch my head when people ask these kind of questions when they've already purchased a Windows Phone. If folks did their research ahead of time they'd know what they're getting into rather than coming in here all angry and indignant when they find out that "Feature X" isn't available a few weeks or months after the fact.
    06-18-2014 08:04 AM
  14. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Point is you shouldn't need anything to "supplement" your phone in order to print. Who wants to carry around an extra piece of hardware (especially something as large as a tablet) just to be able to print? For an enterprise focused company this seems a pretty essential thing to omit. One would think there would be at least a basic service similar to Cloud Print which allows me to print any of my documents from Google Docs or Google Drive available for Office. I find it a bit maddening that I can print to any printer in my house from all my Android devices but not my Windows Phone.
    thats true,i carry my ipad everywhere for work and studies etc so it doesnt affect me at the moment but id love a iprint like feature in WP as well
    06-18-2014 08:26 AM
  15. ahalowell's Avatar
    Yep, I was stupid. I ASSUMED that printing was built-in just like the iPhone I used previously. I never imagined not being able to print. it is a basic function and it is available on the other two operating systems in the marketplace.

    I have to email my docs to my Windows tablet to print it. Amazing that the Windows tablet can print but the Windows phone cannot!!!

    Al
    06-18-2014 12:12 PM
  16. Jas00555's Avatar
    Yep, I was stupid. I ASSUMED that printing was built-in just like the iPhone I used previously. I never imagined not being able to print. it is a basic function and it is available on the other two operating systems in the marketplace.

    I have to email my docs to my Windows tablet to print it. Amazing that the Windows tablet can print but the Windows phone cannot!!!

    Al
    A basic function that was just introduced natively last year, yet still proprietary and would be useless for me since nowhere at home, school, or work is there a printer that supports AirPrint, for the iPhone you seem to love so much?
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    06-18-2014 12:26 PM
  17. Jas00555's Avatar
    And MS want WP to enterprise and business. LOL
    What other phone allows you to print natively to an enterprise WiFi network?
    06-18-2014 01:24 PM
  18. Jas00555's Avatar
    Also, was there really any need to create multiple threads about the same issue?

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/showthread/280397.htm

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/showthread/248151.htm
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-18-2014 01:25 PM
  19. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    What other phone allows you to print natively to an enterprise WiFi network?
    Android have this: https://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/
    06-18-2014 02:42 PM
  20. ahalowell's Avatar
    A basic function that was just introduced natively last year, yet still proprietary and would be useless for me since nowhere at home, school, or work is there a printer that supports AirPrint, for the iPhone you seem to love so much?
    interesting since I printed from my iPhone 3, 4, & 5 from the time I got the 3.
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-18-2014 02:59 PM
  21. Jas00555's Avatar
    interesting since I printed from my iPhone 3, 4, & 5 from the time I got the 3.
    Natively? I never saw an option until my sister got a 5C. I can try to find my old iPhone, but I distinctly remember not being able to print to any printer natively.
    06-18-2014 03:05 PM
  22. mister2d's Avatar
    Natively? I never saw an option until my sister got a 5C. I can try to find my old iPhone, but I distinctly remember not being able to print to any printer natively.
    Yes natively. As long as the printer supports Airprint. Way before Windows Phone, I had been printing from my iPhones/iPad as well.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    06-18-2014 03:26 PM
  23. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    but android comes with its own set of cons like lag,malware,fragmentation,bad battery life and a few pros like customisation
    06-18-2014 03:52 PM
  24. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Yes natively. As long as the printer supports Airprint. Way before Windows Phone, I had been printing from my iPhones/iPad as well.
    though airprint wasnt quite mainstream until recently
    my canon at home has airprint support , works like a charm with my ipad ,prefer it to google cloud print(i dislike google services and the annoying ads)
    06-18-2014 03:54 PM
  25. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    but android comes with its own set of cons like lag,malware,fragmentation,bad battery life and a few pros like customisation

    Don't blame OEM for put a horrible battery 🔋...
    06-18-2014 11:49 PM
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