Google’s big announcement today covered printing from you phone to your printer. The announcement of the launch is also to feature a new project called Cloud Print on mobile devices. The new service enables users to print documents and emails directly from GMail’s mobile interface.
“With Gmail for mobile and Google Cloud Print — a service that allows printing from any app on any device, OS or browser without the need to install drivers — you can.” Like Apple’s AirPrint service, Cloud Print will not only allow iOS users but any smart phone user to print from their mobile device. The advantage over AirPrint is the ability to print your document while not connected to the same network as your printer.
The new feature that is rolling out today and tomorrow will need the user to download the latest beta version of Google Chrome and enable the Cloud Print feature which is only available on Windows computers at the moment. Google does note that it will support Mac and Linux in the future.