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Canon adds Google Cloud Print capability to Pixma wireless all-in-ones

By dpreview staff on Mar 27, 2012 at 19:14 GMT

Canon has added Google Cloud Print compatibility to its MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless all-in-one printers. The service allows remote printing from Gmail or Google Doc from mobile devices or computers running Google's Chrome browser. Firmware updates may be required for existing printer users. Support will be added to the MX892 in May.


Press Release:

CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES GOOGLE CLOUD PRINT™

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 27, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless1 Photo All-In-One (AIO) inkjet photo printers now support Google Cloud Print™ 2 allowing users to print from Gmail™ and Google Docs™ on a mobile device and from the Google Chrome™ browser for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome devices. With Google Cloud Print, you can print from wherever you are, from applications you use every day. You can even share your home and work printers with anyone you choose.  The PIXMA MX892 Wireless Office AIO inkjet printer is also scheduled to provide the same support in May.

“We are excited to work with Google on the addition of this connectivity feature on our PIXMA printers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “In today’s world, we understand that consumers are always interested in additional connectivity options to print their important photos and documents and we are more than happy to be able to deliver this new feature to our users today.”

"We designed the Google Cloud Print service to make it easy to print to a home or work printer directly from any app or device that you use every day," said Mike Jazayeri, Product Management Director at Google. "It's exciting to see that the latest range of Canon printers are Google Cloud Print ready, offering people a seamless printing experience."  

For further details on Google Cloud Print™ and the compatible PIXMA printers, please visit

www.usa.canon.com/cloudprint

Footnotes
1
Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11b/g or 802.11n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
2
Requires an Internet connection and Google Account.   Printer firmware update may be necessary for Google Cloud Print function. Certain exceptions may apply. A PC running Windows XP or later or A Mac running OS 10.4.11 or later and USB cable required to perform firmware update.

Comments

Total comments: 10
mathorethan
By mathorethan (11 months ago)

Google cloud is one of the best online cloud storage provide

http://www.cloudstoragebest.com

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Devendra
By Devendra (Mar 27, 2012)

We can expect this from canon. lol.

Even my HP can print over the web and its quite old.

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Devendra
By Devendra (Mar 27, 2012)

(duplicate??)

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ZAnton
By ZAnton (Mar 27, 2012)

Canon, can you please show me the man, who actually used the Print Button on Canon cameras?
That probably will be the same man, who will use your new "cloud printing" feature.

"you can print from wherever you are" - I am sorry, maybe it will be the news for you, but during printing all people are at their tables with computers sitting next to the printer.
And sharing a photo printer with "others", considering the price of 1 photo, is pretty much stupid.

Dear Canon, please fire that idiots and invest more money into the sensor technology.

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daMatrix
By daMatrix (Mar 27, 2012)

Actually, wireless printing makes sense with smart phones or tablets. For me that would be restricted to text.. like reservations and information. I'm not planning to print a gsm snapshot the next 5 years.

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nekrosoft13
By nekrosoft13 (Mar 27, 2012)

agree, Canon try to catch up with Sensor tech, instead of this printing BS.

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Sobasan
By Sobasan (Mar 28, 2012)

Cloud print enabled printers make life a lot easier for people wanting to print from Android smartphones and tablets.

With conventional printers, you need to print to a computer connecting to the printer and has cloud print software installed on the computer.

It's a lot simplier and direct with cloud print enabled printers.

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ZAnton
By ZAnton (Mar 28, 2012)

@ Sobasan
With a conventional printer you can log on into your google-mail and print from there.
With a shared printer you either have to ask somebody and input username/password, or
the owner has to share the printer w/o password, so that every idiot in a ** meters distance can print his favourite porn for you.

And again, considering the price of 1 photo, the owner either has to charge money for printing, or he has to be Bill Gates or Rockefeller.

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digifan
By digifan (Mar 28, 2012)

@Sobasan, Sorry but most printers don't need to be connected to a computer anymore. They print through wireless protocols like BT and WiFi or connected to a switch or router, so where's the need to print via the cloud.
They should make free apps and drivers for tablet and phone printing iso making us pay for the app.

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zkz5
By zkz5 (Mar 28, 2012)

> With conventional printers, you need to print to a computer connecting to the printer and has cloud print software installed on the computer.

I've been printing to printers directly connected to networks for 10 or 15 years now.

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