KYOCERA makes friends with Android smartphones

    As befits a decent modern company, Kyocera has developed its own application for Android - “KYOCERA Mobile Print” (Google Play). I didn’t pay much attention to him, because I don’t use my smartphone so much at work , and the fact of the existence of software is not surprising - to have mobile applications in the arsenal has now become a necessity. But, recently and accidentally, I found that the application not only prints - it can scan. Such a “discovery” changed the alignment, because I often photograph documents on a smartphone (on average a few pages per day), periodically I have problems with poor readability of the resulting pictures, and therefore, the alternative to the built-in camera that appeared immediately transferred my indifferent attitude to the program into an interested one.

    Under the cut is a short story with pictures about KYOCERA Mobile Print.

    Installation from Google Play is standard, after it we see a quite informative icon in the list of applications:

    When you start, we get to the main menu with a list of available operations:
    • Print photo
    • Printing Documents
    • Web page printing
    • Scanning

    The application is not Russified, but the instinct of the habrachitatel will help to easily understand the buttons.

    I will demonstrate with the function of scanning and subsequent printing, commenting on the actions. I will try to do this briefly, and in the end I will summarize the subjective result.


    If you select "Scan" - the program will ask you to specify the device. As you can see, you can search for available devices on the network, or specify an IP directly. Previously used devices are stored in the Recently-list (a hint that the word "usability" is not alien to the developers).

    In the grid was found KYOCERA TASKalfa 3500i (this is our guest Wi-Fi network, with a guest MFP)

    For scanning I use the booklet:

    The next window is the settings of the scanning device:

    The program remembers them for the future. The list is quite large:
    • File name
    • File type (JPEG, PDF)
    • Orientation
    • Scan position
    • Original size (Letter to B6)
    • Quality (Text, Photo, mix)
    • Color (Full, Grayscale, B&W)
    • Resolution (200-600 dpi)
    • Job accounting (on-off)
    • User login (on-off)

    The scanned image is immediately displayed on the phone screen, and it can be saved, or canceled if something is wrong.

    Now you need to print the resulting. We select print from the main menu and indicate the source of the file for printing:

    (Did you notice that the camera image can be immediately sent for printing?) There

    are a lot of print settings too, and they are also remembered:
    • Copies
    • Orientation
    • Duplex
    • Color (or B&W)
    • Print size (Letter to B6)
    • Pages per sheet
    • Print quality
    • Page range
    • Staple
    • Punch
    • Job accounting (On-Off)
    • User login (On-Off)

    As a result - I get the desired print (do not pay attention to b / w - the TASKalfa 3500i does not print in color)

    I have not encountered any difficulties, everything works quickly, and the interface is intuitive.

    I’ll dwell on an additional point: to print web, the program implemented its own browser, for me it’s a rather original solution. It is fully functional, supports Flash and JavaScript: An

    open browser page can be sent to print to a printer, or sent by e-mail. I’ll clarify - sending by e-mail will open the send menu from Android, and there you can choose not only e-mail from your applications, but also something else suitable (Evernote, for example, or Skype).

    Perhaps, everything is in the process.

    What we have in the end:

    I really liked the application. Even trying to put myself in the place of a person who is not connected with the company - I see no reason for nit-picking. Speed, interface, design - everything is on top and corresponds to the respectable name Kyocera. Functionality covers the basic requirements of users. Printing the web with its own built-in browser is fine, I don’t know how elegant it is from a programming point of view, but the solution works.

    The interface on the tablets is different, and made no less high-quality:

    In general, I recommend to everyone who is lucky to have access to Kyocera technology.

    Finally - a list of supported KYOCERA devices (as of February 22, 2012):
    • Black and White Printers: FS-1350DN, FS-1370DN, FS-2020D / 3920DN / 4020DN / 6970DN, LS-2020D / 4020DN / 6970DN, FS-2025D / 3925DN / 4025DN / 6975DN, FS-2100D / 2100DN / 4100DN / 4200DN / 4300DN, LS-2100DN / 4200DN / 4300DN
    • Color Printers: FS-C5150DN / C5250DN, FS-C5350N / C5300N / C5200N / C5100N, FS-C5400N, FS-C8500DN, LS-C8500DN
    • A4 black and white MFPs: LS-1028MFP / 1128MFP, FS-1030MFP / 1130MFP / 1035MFP / 1135MFP, LS-1035MFP / 1135MFP, FS-1028MFP / 1128MFP, KM-2810/2820, FS-3040MFP / 3140MFP, LS-3140MFP , FS-3540MFP / 3640MFP, LS-3640MFP, FS-3040MFP + / 3140MFP +, LS-3140MFP +
    • A4 color MFPs: FS-C2026MFP / C2126MFP, FS-C2526MFP / C2626MFP, FS-C2026MFP + / C2126MFP +
    • Black and White A3 MFPs: TASKalfa 255/305, FS-6025MFP / 6030MFP, TASKalfa 420i / 520i, TASKalfa 300i, TASKalfa 3500i / 4500i / 5500i, TASKalfa 6500i / 8000i
    • A4 color MFPs: TASKalfa 205c / 255c, FS-C8020MFP / C8025MFP, TASKalfa 552ci / 500ci / 400ci / 300ci / 250ci, TASKalfa 2550ci / 3050ci / 3550ci / 4550ci / 5550ci, TASKalfa 65i

    Used smartphone: Sumsung GALAXY S Advance (GT-I9070)

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