Would you like the ability to print from your Android device to any of your printers at home or work? Well, lucky for us, the technology now exists! It is called Google Cloud Print and it allows you to print anything, from any Android device, to any cloud-connected printer. When you print through Google Cloud Print, your file is securely sent to your printer over the web. Because it’s the web, Google Cloud Print works whether you’re in the same room as your printer, or on another continent. It also doesn’t matter whether you’re on a Droid phone, a traditional desktop, or anything in between (like an Android tablet).
Why Google Cloud Print?
As we’ve moved towards ever more powerful cloud-based applications and web-connected mobile devices, we’ve come to expect the same capabilities from them that we’ve taken for granted on our PCs. For many, printing is near the top of that list.
Will it work for my old printer?
Yes, Google Cloud Print works on older “Classic” printers or newer “Cloud Print Ready” printers. For the best Google Cloud Print experience, we recommend that you use a Cloud Ready printer. Cloud Ready printers connect directly to the web and don’t require a PC to setup: you can connect one to your Google Cloud Print account in seconds, and immediately start printing to it.
What you will need on your PC/Mac:
On your PC/Mac you will need to install the Google Chrome internet browser. Click here to install this free application.
What you will need on your Android device:
Cloud Print Beta is an Android application that allows you to print files off of your Android device, including emails and attachments, text messages, contacts, web pages, documents, and more. [Market Link for Cloud Print Beta]
Reminder: Google Cloud Print service needs to be configured on your PC before this will work. Follow this guide to get the printers setup from your PC: http://www.google.com/landing/cloudprint/
NOTE: If you have a newer “Cloud Print Ready” printer (Epson, Kodak, etc) or HP E-Print enabled printer you don’t need your pc to be on, for other printers your pc needs to be ON.
Now with internal file browser that allows you to print from the app and with support for: pdf, jpg, jpeg, docx, ods, xls, xlsx, ppt, odp, txt, doc, xps.
External Links for things you will need:
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