Because working together, instead of suing each other, is sometimes more beneficial, if not less expensive, the biggest names in printer technology have joined forces to push for a common goal. The Mopria Alliance is a non-profit organization that will seek to improve the technology and user experience of printing from smartphones and tablets.
It's always nice when you can get out there, take some cool photos, and print them off on the go. Or that feeling when you need to scan in that quick piece of artwork, and bring it to the design studio to submit before to your boss before deadline, and you can do it in a jiffy. Unfortunately, PC owners tend to not get the good end of the stick on these quick tasks, so it's with a great emphasis on portability that Canon brings it to Android.