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I have a printer connected to laptop. The printer does not have any network features such as Apple AirPort but connected to a laptop with Google Chrome. My Android phone is also running Google Chrome. Both the phone and laptop are under the same account.

How can I print through the Android phone to the printer? Can I do it with Google Cloud -printing?

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I fear it's not possible. I just searched for "print" in the Nexus 7 manual, and came up with nothing. I dimly recall that, a while ago, a few Android apps, in limited circumstances, could use Google Cloud Printing; but I guess that was an experiment that's since been cancelled. – offby1 Oct 7 '12 at 20:43

Yes it should work with Google Cloud Print.


  1. Log in to your user account on the Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.

  2. Open Google Chrome.

  3. Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.

  4. Select Settings.

  5. Click the Show advanced settings link.

  6. Scroll down to the “Google Cloud Print” section. Click Sign in to Google Cloud Print. In the window that appears, sign in with your Google Account to enable the Google Cloud Print connector.

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  7. A printer confirmation message appears and click Finish printer registration. You'll see a confirmation that Google Cloud Print has been enabled. Click Manage your printers to learn more.

Now when you have something to print, for example: some document in Google Drive, hit print button and your printer should show up. But your laptop must be on all the time and connected to printer.

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