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Getting started with Cloud Print in Android KitKat
« on: Nov 14, 2013, 03:31 AM »
  Remember how tasking it was to shuffle files between computers just to print something out? Printing documents from a mobile device has kind of been like that. It requires some convulted manuever where you email the document to yourself and then access it from a computer that's connected to a printer. When you're in a rush, that's the last thing you want to deal with.

Google tried its hand at simplifying this laborious task by introducing an app and service called Cloud Print. With Android 4.4, it's baked right into the OSĀ (though you can still download the application if you're using an older version of Android). Here's the quick run down on how to use it. Setting it up KitKat's printing abilities live deep within the device's Settings panel. To get to them you'll have to scroll all the way down to the System section, and select Printing. Look for the Printing option under the Android System settings. From here, you'll see two options for Print Services: Cloud Print and HP Print Service Plugin. If you have a Cloud Print-capable HP printer, you can use the second option to set up your device, otherwise select the Cloud Print option to set up other compatible printers (for a comprehensive list of those printers, check out Google's official FAQ page).

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Getting started with Cloud Print in Android KitKat
« on: Nov 14, 2013, 03:31 AM »