Google have been fleshing out their upcoming Cloud Print service, which is now apparently being tested internally. Similar to what we saw with HP’s ePrint system yesterday, Google Cloud Print allows users to send print jobs from their smartphone to any compatible networked printer; in fact, Google took to the stage with HP to demo the interaction of the two systems, and confirm that any of HP ePrint printers announced will also be fully compatible with Google Cloud Print.
Video demo after the cut
In the demo, Google showed how documents on smartphones and netbooks running Google Chrome OS could print instantly and without any drivers being necessary. HP won’t be the only printer company to produce models that are compatible – Google say they’re working with “a number of manufacturers” – but so far they’re the only one to commercially announce them.
HP’s Cloud Print compatible models kick off at $99; more details on the four new machines here. Google’s part in the HP presentation starts from around the 31 minute mark in the video below.