Epson has now announced that it has expanded its iPrint services to cover Android smartphones with a new app that is on the Android Market. The app allows printing from the Android device to any Epson wireless enabled printer. Support for online services like Box.net, Dropbox, and Evernote is also integrated. The app also supports printing from Android tablets and allows document printing and photo printing.
The app also offers the ability to check printer status and ink levels along with the ability to print a webpage. Advanced features allow the user to choose and print multiple photos, print photos with or without borders, and to choose color or B&W prints. The scanning resolution for images can be chosen and the app allows the print quality to be optimized. The app needs a device using Android 2.1 or higher.
Epson has been in the printer market for a very long time. Over the last few years, the company has been rolling out print services to allow the smartphone user to get documents off their mobile phones and onto the printer rather than having things stuck on the phone. To start with, Epson offered print services for iOS devices leaving Android out in the cold.