Google Labs has revealed details about its Cloud Print project, which would allow all kinds of applications on various devices print to any Web-connected computer. The project’s still in development — part of the process relies on what Google calls "cloud-aware printers," which will need to be built with special technology Google’s still working on. Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) on Friday announced that it’s working on Google Cloud Print, a service that will let any application on any device print to any printer over the Internet.
Instead of relying on the device’s local operating system and drivers to print a job, applications will use Google Cloud Print to submit and manage print jobs. Google Cloud Print will then send the print jobs to the appropriate printer and provide information on the job status to the application.
Google on Friday released code and documentation for Google Cloud Print as part of the open source Chromium and Chromium operating system projects.