Google Cloud Print, a service that allows printing documents from
your mobile is currently available.
The service was announced in 2010 in Beta and initially allowed
printing from any app on any device, OS or browser without the need
to install any software. Last month Google opened Google Cloud Print
to users in the Chrome notebook pilot program. Today Google announced
the beta launch of Google Cloud Print for mobile documents and Gmail
for mobile, which willroll out to users throughout the next few days.
Imagine printing an important document from your smartphone on the
way to work and finding the printout waiting for you when you walk in
the door. "Just open a document in Google Docs or an email in Gmail
in your mobile browser and choose "Print" from the dropdown menu in
the top right corner. You can also print certain kinds of email
attachments (such as .pdf or .doc) by clicking the "Print" link that
appears next to them," Google said.
This feature will be rolling out today and tomorrow for English
speaking users in the US and will work on most phones that support
HTML5, such as devices running Android 2.1+ and iOS 3+. To get
started, you?ll need to connect your printer to Google Cloud Print.
This step requires a Windows PC for now, but Linux and Mac support
are coming soon, Google said.