Chrome OS Printing Discussed

Google’s all about cloud computing, if you haven’t heard; the search giant doesn’t want everyone to rely on little boxes that have to be anchored to desks or carried around all day.  But stuff will still need to be printed on occasion, and this morning, Google explained to developers how it intends to handle that issue.

A post on the Chromium Blog explained, “Using the one component all major devices and operating systems have in common– access to the cloud– today we’re introducing 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.”

The post later continued, “Google Cloud Print is still under development, but today we are making code and documentation public as part of the open-source Chromium and Chromium OS projects. . . .  You can view our design docs and outlines here and we hope you stay tuned for updates in the coming months.”

Interesting, or – compared to a printer cable – overcomplicated?  You decide.  Just let Google know what you think so this project heads in the right direction.

By Doug Caverly

Doug is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest eBusiness news.

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