Google Cloud Print for cloud-based printing "open-source Chromium and Chromium OS projects"

Google have introduced some preliminary designs for a project called “Google Cloud Print,” a service that enables any application (web, desktop, or mobile) on any device to print to any printer. Rather than rely on local operating system to print, apps can use GCP to submit & manage print jobs. GCP will then be responsible […]

Google have introduced some preliminary designs for a project called “Google Cloud Print,” a service that enables any application (web, desktop, or mobile) on any device to print to any printer. Rather than rely on local operating system to print, apps can use GCP to submit & manage print jobs. GCP will then be responsible for sending print job to appropriate printer with user selected particular options, and returning the job status to app. “Google Cloud Print is still under development, but we’re making code & documentation public as part of the open-source Chromium and Chromium OS projects. While we’re still in early days of this project, we want to be as transparent as possible about all aspects of our design and engage the community in identifying right set of open standards to make cloud-based printing ubiquitous. You can view our design docs and outlines here and we hope you stay tuned for updates in the coming months,” stated Google.

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