In April 2010, Google Cloud Print service that enables users to print from any device, operating system, or browser to any printer without the need for drivers or a PC connection was launched. The service can be used with any printer, but the most seamless experience is offered by Google Cloud Print Ready devices, a new generation of web-connected printers that don’t need to be attached to a computer.
Today, HP has announced that all of its ePrint-enabled printers are now Google Cloud Print Ready, in most cases right out of the box. With a Google Cloud Print Ready printer, you can print emails, documents and web pages from supported apps without having to hunt for drivers or printer cables.
You can already use Google Cloud Print on Chrome notebooks and in the mobile versions of Gmail and Google Docs. Many more supported apps are on the way. There’re also a third-party Android app, Chrome extension and Firefox add-on to help you use Google Cloud Print in more places.
Finally, over the next few days Google’ll be enabling printer sharing for current Google Cloud Print users, so your family, friends and colleagues can print their documents from anywhere to anywhere.