How to print from Android tablet

Imagine: You are a proud owner of fresh new Android tablet (mobile handy or any other Android device). After first enthusiasm goes away, you are trying to use it for more serious tasks as p.e. editing documents. When finished, you need get printout.

So you start looking for USB connectors on your tablet, attempts to connect USB printer to tablet, start prying, use magic etc., then:   STOP! YOU ARE GOING WRONG WAY!

Wrong Way, Go Back

There is different way to get printouts, called Google Cloud Print. How it works? Technically, your tablet connects to your printer over internet. One picture worth for thousand words:
Google Cloud Print Architecture

Google Cloud Print Architecture

Now we can learn how to configure and use Google Cloud Print in your house, to enable print from all your home appliances (yes, in a two years your fridge will printout your daily diet plan 🙂 , believe me)

What  you will need
1) Either any printer + Google Chrome or Cloud Ready Printer.
2) A Google Clound Print capable application on your tablet.

First establish your own cloud connected printer. If you own any of Cloud Ready models, then you already have it configured. If not, start Chrome browser on your PC, select Settings   (top right icon with tools), select Show Advaced Settings and find Google Cloud Print:

Cloudprint setup

(You will be asked for your Google account)

Tip: Both of Google Docs and Google Chrome are Cloud Print enabled, so start printing right now!

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One Response to How to print from Android tablet

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