If computing is going to the cloud, does that include printing? It does in Google’s plan. The company has introduced preliminary designs for a project called Google Cloud Print, a service that would allow any desktop, web, or mobile app on any device to print to any printer that the user sets up.
Google and Apple have clashed a number of times in recent months, and a Taiwanese hardware manufacturer is poised to ensure that the two companies butt heads yet again. Asus has indicated that it will challenge the iPad with a tablet PC powered by either Android or Chrome OS.
Given the way in which the iPad’s dominated this week’s tech news, rumors about all other sorts of touch-sensitive technology were bound to spread. Still, there may be something to the excitement about Chrome OS responding to touch, as a Google employee sort of set off the hubbub.