Google Gmail app gets Cloud Print upgrade

Google Cloud Print forges ahead today as Google makes it possible to use the service from the Gmail mobile application for the Android and iPhone OSes.

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Google unveiled Cloud Print in last year's Chrome Dev Channel build, and the search engine giant forges ahead again with today's release of Google Cloud Print for the Gmail mobile app for the iPhone and Android operating systems.

Now you can send e-mails and Google Docs to a Cloud Print-connected printer from your smartphone simply by opening a file in the mobile browser and choosing "Print" from the drop-down menu in the updated app.

Since we still haven't seen Cloud Print-compatible hardware come to market, you'll still need a host computer running the Google Chrome OS to pair with your printer. Get started with Google Cloud Print here.

The feature will roll out over the next several days and works on most phones that support HTML5.

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