Google Docs to get cloud printing, device sync

By Jos
Nov 3, 2010
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  1. Google Docs may soon be getting an update that will help it better compete against Microsoft's latest cloud based Office product and make its upcoming Chrome OS a whole lot more useful. Top among the new features is cloud printing, which will let you print documents -- whether web-based, on a mobile device or desktop -- to any Internet-connected printer anywhere in the world.

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  2. brianmsu

    brianmsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    this is pretty cool, you can print from anywhere at anytime really, but why do i feel like i dont want to be part of google's cloud?
  3. Cryptopsy

    Cryptopsy Newcomer, in training Posts: 47

    This is not a new technology to share printers over a network but anyway, google wants to make everything...
  4. posermobile89

    posermobile89 Newcomer, in training Posts: 72

    haha, i can only imagine someone spamming printers around the world with porn..
    "Joe, why was 500 pages of gay porn printing out this morning"
    "I don't know, new guy maybe?"
    hahaha
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +69

    Aren't they day dreaming that 'everyone' will rush to sign for google docs? For now it only makes sense for someone who 'occasionally' type small reports or write letters; so it ain't going to go anywhere in business sector (especially large and medium companies).

    Another question which I haven't got a 'satisfactory' answer is, why would businesses want to entrust their critical data (which may include information about their competitive advantage or R&D etc.) with all this cloudy business? No one I know or have talked to about this is really interested in it for now, and I think it wouldn't be getting much headway any time soon.
  6. Great!!! So now people can get spam on their printers just like fax machines.
  7. taea00

    taea00 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 102

    I don't think Google is hoping this makes them the last stop for docs. They're just adding as much functionality to Google Docs to make them more competitive.

    I like the idea, because the more the add, the more the competition has to add, the more stuff we get for free.
  8. frodough

    frodough Newcomer, in training Posts: 90

    cloud = new age computing
  9. If only Google could figure out how to do Contact sharing then their cloud offering might actually be promising. As it stands, the lack of ability to share Contacts is a terrible sore spot in the Google Apps suite rendering it rather useless for organizations as a complete package.

    I'm rather embarrassed for them for this glaring over-site.
  10. theruck

    theruck Newcomer, in training Posts: 44

    people will need a lot of trust to the clowd computing service providers. i would never rely on it. too paranoic
  11. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 156

    I disagree.
     
  12. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,020   +87

    it's still to way early for true cloud computing. what we see now are only experiments which will become the backbone of future products in the 2020-29 era. We first need to change everything about the internet (starting with the already too old and very inefficient protocols)
  13. Razerblade

    Razerblade Newcomer, in training Posts: 117

    This does sound very cool. Hopefully they will be able to integrated this in with android so you can print from your phone.
  14. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 124

    Its a good initiative guys
  15. uttaradhaka

    uttaradhaka Newcomer, in training Posts: 53

    Ha ha ha, this is so funny.. You wake up and find pages and pages of porn being printed from you printer from India or something!!

    This is like one of those 'future gone bad' scenes from the Simpsons.. Hilarious.
  16. 64lincoln

    64lincoln Newcomer, in training

    I don't know... 'cloud aware' printers sound like another way for hackers and such to find a way into your systems... other than that this whole concept is pretty cool.
  17. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 426   +19

    They just want to compete with Microsoft on everything hope they don't mess it up.They need to have a deeper view with cloud computing & just not bring it out in a hurry for competition then start admitting bugs in it.


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