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HP Now Supports Google’s Cloud Print

Hewlett-Packard has announced today that it has optimized its mobile printing service by adding support for Google’s Cloud print. Google’s service enables smartphones and tablet users to print documents from applications such as Gmail and Google Docs. Those who seek to print documents from applications, remotely, on certain HP printers with EPrint, can do so freely. This will work through an instruction e-mail being sent directly to the printer.

For all this to work, the mobile app will require Google’s Cloud Print extensions. Google expects to add cloud print to more software in the future, but they are content with their current support for Chrome OS-based laptops. If consumers want to use this feature, they will have to manually add each email address of an HP EPrint-enabled Photosmart, Officejet, or LaserJet printer to a unique Google account via a wireless device. Multiple printers may be tied to a single Google account and with the simple press of a button, users will be given the option to select their printer of choice. Although Google announced Cloud Print last December they did not have hardware support for the feature at that time.

Apple fans may also print wireless through HP on their iPads and iPhones. It is clear that HP is putting a larger focus on cloud computing when CEO, Leo Apotheker announced an app store section dedicated to cloud services. We look forward to seeing what HP brews up next! Take a look at the video to learn more about HP Cloud technology.

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