Samsung announces security-minded Cloud Print apps for Android and iOS
Does anyone actually cable up to a printer anymore? Not if they’re kitted out with Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, or Sammy’s new alternative: Samsung Cloud Print. The service will launch with an Android app in June, followed by an iOS version in the second half of the year and possibly a Smart TV app at some point too, and all the apps will come with a number of promises about security. Users will have their data encrypted between their device and their inkjet, and those who also use Samsung’s freshly updated Knox service are promised “enhanced security” through a level integration between Knox and Cloud Print. Finally, the Android app will also support NFC pairing, allowing a compatible mobile device to be connected to “as many as 20 printers with just a few simple taps” — although that currently only applies to Samsung’s small range of NFC-enabled Xpress-branded printers.