cloudprint

Today, Google announced that they would be adding support for mobile devices in their service, Google “Cloud Print”. “Cloud Print” is a service that allows printing from any app on any device, OS or browser without the need to install drivers.

The thing that has always been a barrier for most developers who wished to allow mobile users to connect their printers to the Internet and print stuff was the use of drivers. It appears that Google has figured it out and with Cloud Print for mobile you won’t need to install any drivers. The service is amazingly helpful for Chrome OS devices.

You can now browse your Mail using Google Mobile App and if you find any attachment that you wish to print, you can use Google Cloud Print. You need to connect your printer to Google Cloud Print. Connecting a printer to “Cloud Print” currently requires a Windows machine, but Linux and Mac support are on their way. Simply go to mail using Google Mobile and then via the dropdown menu hit Print.

This feature will be rolled out in the US over a next few days.