Windows Phone to pick up native printing support soon?
With every new version of Windows Phone comes along several new features. The most recent update, Windows Phone 8.1, brought a plethora of enticing features, including Cortana. But there is a feature that Microsoft’s mobile operating system is yet to add: native printing functionality. But that might change soon.
On Sunday, a career opportunity page hinted at Microsoft’s plan to take Bing to the international market. Another similar job listing posted on the site suggests that Microsoft is working on getting native printing experience for Windows Phone.
“Our team aims to keep Windows the best platform for printer ISVs (Independent Software Vendor ) and IHVs (Independent Hardware Vendor) and to design and build the new platforms that will light up these new scenarios. Our team will develop for Windows client, Windows server, phone, tablet, Xbox, and cloud scenarios,” the job description reads.
If that wasn’t enough for a clue, the description then states, “Experience with developing for Windows Phone, working with ISV or IHV partners, or designing platforms and APIs is a plus.” While the company hasn’t officially said anything about this, it does seem that Microsoft might be looking to add printing support to the Windows Phone OS.
While there are several workarounds and third-party clients that allow you to print from your Windows Phone handset, native support is still missing from the operating system. We will have more on this as it develops.
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