4/18/2010

Google drafts cloud printing plan for Chrome OS

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:04 am

Google is unveiling early-stage designs, software code, and documentation of a project whose goal is to let users of the company’s Chrome OS print documents to any printer from any application.

Called Google Cloud Print, the technology would dispense with the need to install printer drivers by routing print jobs from Web, desktop, and mobile applications via a Chrome OS Web-hosted broker.

“Rather than rely on the local operating system — or drivers — to print, apps can use Google Cloud Print to submit and manage print jobs. Google Cloud Print will then be responsible for sending the print job to the appropriate printer with the particular options the user selected, and returning the job status to the app,

 

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