Internet Users Thrilled With The New Google Cloud Print
Ahead of Chrome OS Launch, Google Cloud Print appears ready to roll in. The Google Cloud Print landing page is labeled “in beta” but users can preview the service using any computer running Windows XP, 7, and Vista, with Mac and Linux support on its way.
Google’s Cloud Print option now lets users print from anywherewithout drivers, thanks to today’s release of Google Chrome OS Dev version 9.0597.10 for Windows. The internet users are thrilled as this Cloud Print will make printing very easy, even if one is printing from a Chrome OS or from any mobile device.
The service installs your local printer drivers in the “Google Cloud”. According to Google documents, vendors will eventually produce cloud-aware printers that support Google Cloud Printing out of the box, similar to Apple AirPrint and HP’s latest line of ePrint devices that enables wireless printing by e-mail.
But contrary to Apple Airprint that only works with HP devices, Google also hinted at a hardware agnostic future for Cloud Printing officially stating that “We expect there to be multiple cloud print services, and users should have a choice in which services they use and which printers they can connect to a service”.
Users can expect the cloud-aware printers to be very soon be a reality.