For Google’s next act: Printing from any device to any printer

Having made encyclopedias, paper maps, and newspapers redundant, Google is now out to do the same for printer drivers, NewsFactor reports. The search giant said April 15 that it is developing a cloud-based solution for driverless printing from any device. In a posting on its Chromium Blog, Group Product Manager Mike Jazayeri wrote that “developing and maintaining print subsystems for every combination of hardware and operating system,” including the large and growing number of mobile devices, “simply isn’t feasible.” He noted that all major computing devices and operating systems have one component in common—access to the cloud. With that in mind, the company is introducing “some preliminary designs” for its Google Cloud Print project, which will be a service that allows any application on “any device to print to any printer…”

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