Printing from Android Tablet PCs has become an interesting topic amongst Tablet PC owners. Since many people prefer using their devices at home while relaxing, it has become imperative that printing a photograph or a map has to be done sooner or later from these devices.
This article shows 2 most popular ways of printing from an Android Tablet PC.
Hewlett Packard’s ePrint functionality allows any mobile device including Android Tablet PCs to print to any HP ePrint enabled printer. To print, users simply send an email address to the HP ePrint and it just prints! Take a picture of a good old friend of yours that you have not seen in ages with your Tablet PC and print the picture immediately by emailing the printer. HP entry-level printers have the HP ePrint functionality and it works like a charm. For more information about Printing from Android Tablet PCs using HP ePrint, click here. Note that the printer must be on a network (wireless or wired) with Internet access.
Google Cloud Print
Google recently introduced the over the air printing from any computer device, including Android Tablet PCs. It is also similar to the HP ePrint in that your printer requires an email address to connect. However the big plus using Google Cloud Print is that it supports multiple Google Cloud Print Ready printers including some models from HP, Kodak, Espon, Canon and Samsung all in one printers. It can also print from Classic printers by connecting the printer to a computer at home. Google Cloud Print Ready printers can work alone without being connected a computer or laptop. For more inforation about Printing from Android Tablet PCs using Google Cloud Print, click here.
Question: Printing via USB port
This has been a hot question over time – whether it is possible to connect a Tablet PC directly to a Printer and send a print job. The answer is – no longer required. If you have a printer that is not Google Cloud Print ready, install Google Chrome first if you do not have it installed on your PC and setup the Google Cloud Print connector. Install Google Print from Google Play unto your Tablet PC and enjoy printing.
Printing from Android Tablet PCs – Summary
In summary, it is possible to print documents with the use of Cloud Printing technologies. Free services like Google Cloud Print and printers with the HP ePrint feature makes it possible for users to print documents, again, from a Tablet PC. Hopefully printing from Android Tablet PCs will no longer be an issue after going through this article.