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Google Cloud Print App Released on Android

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Google released a stand-alone app this afternoon for their Cloud Print service, and it’s available on Google Play for free. With Google Cloud Print, you can print from any Android device as long as you have a Cloud Print connected printer. Should you load up a document or image from your Android phone or tablet, the Cloud Print app will allow you to quickly print it out. You can also track the status of all print jobs.

To setup a printer for Cloud Print, hit up the “learn more” link below. The setup takes place through Chrome, and literally lasts 10 seconds once you find the “Google Cloud Print” section in Settings and have a printer connected to a computer.

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  • Should have called it…

    Cloudge Print

  • Steve Benson

    Just tested it this morning at work. Worked flawlessly. Awesome Google, just awesome.

    Now just let me print from Gmail.

    • Shane McKeever

      I have been able to print from Gmail with Cloud Print app that I have had forever. Just click the attachment and Cloud Print app is an option.

  • PurplePower

    PrinterShare No cloud, No PC, Direct WIFI. Just works.

    • Guest

      No good. If I want to print something from work or print something to my parents house for them to look at while I’m away than you can’t do it. Google Cloud Print > PrinterShare.

    • tony

      Wrong it uses the Internet (Cloud). Same thing.

  • dreksmek

    Sounds like a very solid plan to me dude.


  • woobaker

    Not interested in this cloud based printing crap. I want direct WiFi or Bluetooth print. build the driver stacks already any rule the world.
    If I had a PC hooked up to a printer I wouldn’t be doing this from my mobile device.
    Mobile device..Mobile printer.. Get it??

  • daniel

    Where’s the integration so we can print emails directly from Gmail.. other than being the “official” Google app I see no difference in performance over the original “unofficial” app..

    • michael arazan

      Would love to have the ability to print off my emails, especially for tickets

      • Jarred Sutherland

        This is one thing I’ve never understood why Google does not implement. I find this feature to be extremely useful on my iOS devices, and just about every app that I would need to print from CAN print to airprint devices.

        Sometimes Google drags their feet on things .. and it just boggles my mind as to why.

  • Andy

    it was also pretty much bulit into google drive

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Google copied off AirPrint. lol jk jk iStop trollin now.

    • john

      no. Google used motoprint app which they erased on the last moto”blur” update. An insider from motorola told me that google wanted to improve the source code and make it available for all android phones. You can find motoprint since motoblur 1.5 so this is not a copy.

      • Geoff Johnson

        Did you not see the “lol jk jk iStop trolling now” part?

  • EC8CH

    Will the NSA run a spell check on these before they get to the printer?

  • NexusMan

    This is dope.

  • mcdonsco

    Apparently it can’t print PDFs…useless

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      but but the screenshot above shows a pdf printed?

      • mcdonsco

        Note 2, windows 8, canon 8350…tons of pdf’s (I work with them all day long)…no worky…

        • JamesU513

          Dude, you must be doing something wrong. It prints PDF’s. I just printed one from my phone… :

          • mcdonsco

            I just tried it again and it looks like it will do some PDFs but not all or it has a problem with going down into folders as it was able to print a-pdf the resides on my desktop from Sky Drive but another PDF very similar to the first that was drill down about 5 folders deep it couldnt print, it just said “there are no files in the folder that can be used with Cloud Print”

    • ToxMarz

      hmm…just tried it for the first time BEFORE I read these comments. And what did I print, a PDF. I guess that was before I was supposed to know that doesn’t work. You’re doing something wrong, it works fine. Or maybe you need Adobe Reader installed (it’s free), I already did.

  • David Moore

    I have a real issue with Google Cloud print on my capable HP Laserjet 4250, works about 30% of the time. 🙁

  • NexusPhan69

    I’m lost. I swear I had this installed for like a year now. I’ve used google cloud print a ton of times.

    • msnight04

      There is an unofficial Cloud Print app that does mostly the same thing. This is an official Cloud Print app from Google. I’ve been playing with it for the past 5 minutes and can honestly say I like Google’s app better. I’d recommend uninstalling what you currently have and install the app mentioned in this article.

      • NexusPhan69

        Ah, you’re right. It was unofficial. I had no idea. It worked so perfecly I had always assumed it was by Google.

        • Royal2000H

          The unofficial one was even recommended by Google too on the Cloud Print help site.

    • TylerChappell

      I’ve used the built-in print feature on my Droid DNA to print off pictures with my Canon PIXMA MX892, which touts Google’s Cloud Print feature. So it seems from the release of this app, any Android device should now be able to print to any Google Cloud Print enabled printer. Pretty neat, and has the potential to be super useful.

  • ReturnOfTheMack

    Sweet, now I can print fake monies from my phone. 🙂