Do mobile photographers want to print more?
Lauren Crabbe | Published: Feb 7, 2013 at 19:18:55 UTC3
In a digital world, how many mobile users really want to print from their devices?
Currently, if you want to print photos wirelessly from mobile devices, you have to use a wi-fi or Bluetooth-capable printer—or, if you have an Apple device, you need an AirPrint-compatible printer. Most newer printers also accept mobile photos from a USB connector. Older printers, on the other hand, will only accept documents sent from paired computers.
A recent study from IDC Analytics indicates that more users would print from their mobile devices if they were properly educated on how to do so. The analytics firm claimed that the percentage of users who printed from a mobile device increased "dramatically" in 2012 but a large percentage of smartphone and tablet users still do not know how to print from their phones and tablets or they think that their device doesn't allow mobile printing at all.
Additional findings from the IDC survey include the following: