"Imagine the printing of an important document from your smartphone on the way to work and find printing awaits you when you walk in the door," a member of the team of Google Print cloud Tyler Odean published on the Internet search giant's Mobile Blog. "Just open a document in Google Docs or an email to Gmail on your mobile browser and choose" print "from the drop-down menu".
Document printing from mobile devices, although accused of concerns safety, "is a step in the right direction to ' cut the cord, '" said Ari Zoldan, CEO of Quantum networks.
"The digital landscape is changing dramatically," he told TechNewsWorld. "Mobile devices are becoming the new notebook, and then print from your mobile phone will be commonplace."
One of the great promises of the cloud--a communications network, aptly named independent position becoming ubiquitous as his brother, the Web--it sounds as if it was heaven sent.
To use its many services, cloud computing does not require any drivers--none of those pesky programs that connect hardware to the software by another entity annoying cloud promises to make obsolete: the cable.
"As we said in the blog post yesterday, Google cloud Print is ' a service that allows you to print from any application on any device, OS or browsers without the need to install drivers, '" Google spokesman Eitan Bencuya pointed to TechNewsWorld.
What is more, "cloud Google Print in Gmail and docs mobile mobile is only a first step" in the cloud, Bencuya noted.
This step "100%" promises services which will be even more flexible, Quantum Zoldan explained, "and other options, the better it is for the consumer mobile"
On a PC desktop, cloud printing requires Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 running Google Chrome version 9.0.597.1 or later. Mac OS X and Linux is not supported. Wrench icon in the upper right corner of Chrome goes "sign in to Google cloud print." A success-access list available printers as cloud printing options.
HTML5 is the key to cloud printing works on mobile devices running Android 2.1 + and 3 + iOS.
"HTML5 mobile apps brings to behave more like desktop applications or native," said Compuware CTO Imad Moulin. He gives no success cloud printing and enjoy other Google applications for this version of the popular markup language, which ironically is not known among the general public.
"Safari uses HTML 5; Chrome uses HTML5; but some desktop browser to use it, so that the distribution was slow, "the Moulin told TechNewsWorld.
"HTML5 makes it easier to deploy Web-based applications and does not require an app store", he added. "Without it, cloud printing would be much less easy to use and much more difficult to operate across many different browsers and devices."
Sending confidential documents on a network of cloud raises two major security issues: public access and security of the transmission.
"Google Chrome OS was is designed to store all data in the cloud," Barnes & Thornburg partner John Watkins, a member of his or her practice of cloud computing and cyber security, told TechNewsWorld. "This raises all the privacy and security issues associated with the storing of information (especially sensitive information) on public cloud based systems."
What's more, if the transmission is not secure, "someone could intercept the transmission to the printer and access the document," added Barnes & Thornburg partner Roy Hadley, also a member of his or her practice of cloud computing and cyber security.
"Any transfer of data between applications and between cloud Google Print and Google cloud printing and printers, is over an encrypted connection," explains the FAQ.
From Gmail messages to Google Docs, documents can be stored in the user's Google account. Google cloud Print temporarily stores data residing elsewhere, "securely accessible only by the user" FAQ explains. "Once the data has reached the printer, it is deleted from the Google servers".
Secure connections, security deposit remains.
"Although convenient, would not recommend clients store sensitive data in this way," said Barnes & Thornburg Watkins--"up to security, privacy and liability issues are sorted."