How to Print on Android

If you still haven’t found the elusive paperless office, here’s how to Print on Android.

Google Cloud Print
Please refer to http://www.google.co.uk/cloudprint/learn/ for more details
First, make your printer available via Google Cloud Print. You can do this with a new Google Cloud Print-enabled printer, or by connecting the printer to a computer and activating Cloud Print support in Google Chrome. Your printer is then associated with your Google account and can be printed to from anywhere else.

Next, install the Google Cloud Print app for Android- you can download it here. Open a web page or document you want to print in any app, then tap the Share button and share the document to the Cloud Print app. You’ll be able to print from the printer. Note that you will need to be using the same Google account in Chrome and with the Cloud Print app — if you are, your printer should just appear in the app.

Because Cloud Print works over the Internet, you can use this feature to print to a printer at your home or office even if you’re elsewhere. You can also use Cloud Print from elsewhere — Google Chrome on the desktop has integrated support for Printing to Cloud Print printers, for example. Cloud Print has other neat features too — you can share printers with other Google accounts and give other people the ability to print to your printers.

Print to Specific Brands of Printer
Many modern printers are wireless printers that allow computers to connect to them over the wireless network. This means that GoTab could theoretically connect to the wireless printer and print to it — no physical connection required.

To do this, you would need a wireless printer and an Android app that supports printing to it. For example, HP offers printing to “all HP ePrint-enabled printers and over 200 HP networkable legacy printer models” via the free HP ePrint Android app. Epson offers the Epson iPrint app for printing to a variety of modern Epson printers. Canon offers a Canon Easy-PhotoPrint app that can print photos — but not documents — to Canon PIXMA printers. Samsung offers Samsung Mobile Print for printing, scanning, and faxing via Samsung laser printers.

If you have a wireless printer, search Google Play for the printer’s manufacturer and download their app to see if it will work with your printer. If this feature is important to you, be sure that future printers you buy are supported by such apps. Note that the apps have differences in what they support — for example, Canon’s app is so limited that it doesn’t even allow you to print documents, while Samsung’s app even includes scanning and faxing features.