Printing from an Android device is a breeze with new Google Cloud Print app

Printing from an Android device is a breeze with new Google Cloud Print app

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Until today, printing from an Android device proved to be a chore. Sure, some printer companies have their own apps to print to specific models, but it’s not a simple process. That changes with the release of Google’s official Cloud Print app for Android.

You are using Cloud Print, right?

Google Cloud Print is a new technology that connects your printers to the web. Using Google Cloud Print, you can make your home and work printers available to you and anyone you choose, from the applications you use every day. Google Cloud Print works on your phone, tablet, Chrome device, PC, and any other web-connected device you want to print from.

In short, you can print to any printer you want, regardless of where you are physically.

Printing an image, document, or file is much easier now that you can send to Cloud Print. Essentially you are using the “Share” feature found in all of your apps. Instead of sharing that cat picture to Facebook, kill a tree  and print it out for the refrigerator.

In all seriousness, this is a pretty big deal. With so many of our files stored in Google Drive and accessible from mobile apps, things are that much easier in getting old school printouts. I’ve got tons of files saved online for my son’s school works and we get emails from various organizations. As much as we appreciate being able to access them from our mobile devices, others want to read paper copies.

[download_link link=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.cloudprint” variation=”teal” target=”blank”]Download Google Cloud Print (Google Play)[/download_link]

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14 Comments

  1. Ace626
    June 12, 19:00 Reply

    New technology? It’s nice to get a genuine app from Google, but I’ve been using Cloud Print (and a printer clearly marketed as “Google Could Print ready” via other perfectly serviceable apps for at least a year already.

    • Leslie Curtis
      June 17, 10:43 Reply

      So what’s your point Ace626? No one asked you if you used another service. Some people like to see companies provide them with compatible array of apps that will work across platform.

      • Beofox
        June 17, 11:02 Reply

        The technology isn’t new as stated in the article that’s not opinion. Only the app is new. The service is Google’s and always has been. You don’t need to ask for an opinion. It’s a discussion board, troll.

  2. Leif Sikorski
    June 12, 19:05 Reply

    With the S4 it works also pretty easy because it supports many printers out oft the box. WiFi printers as well as printers connected to the USB (otg) port.

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