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  1. DanDroid

    DanDroid Well-Known Member

    I have a Canon Pixma MP620 setup on my desktop PC and I have it sync'd with Google's Cloud Print Beta. The Canon MP620 also has a wi-fi connection so anyone on my home network can print, even if the main PC is off.

    I downloaded Cloud Print BETA from the market (Xoom) and installed / configured it. I can now print from my Xoom to my MP620. While it's not perfect by no means, it's a good start.

  2. 3devious

    3devious Well-Known Member

    OK, now you made me want to see if I can print over bluetooth... What a way to waste an afternoon if it doesn't work. Lol.
  3. CKwik240

    CKwik240 Well-Known Member

    If you have a brother printer, they have an app that might work. While they have a list of printers that work with the app, my printer isn't on the list, and the app detected it and printed a PDF to it just fine. It does appear limited in that it appears it may only print certain files. I'm not sure there is a way to print a webpage from the tablet though since it seeks out files and I don't think any of the browsers can save a page as a PDF. Printing google maps could also be potentially useful but again, I;m not sure there is a way to do so.
  4. cablerep79

    cablerep79 Active Member

    Dolphin HD browser has a plug in called MyPDF that saves pages as PDF.
  5. F22_RaptoR

    F22_RaptoR Active Member

    I got my Xoom to print on printer downstairs no problem (over bluetooth). Its an HP photosmart Premium, it came up as a device on my Xoom under bluetooth devices, and I was able to print a picture from it. Took 20 seconds or so for it to recognize the device though.
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  6. 3devious

    3devious Well-Known Member

    Yeah Bluetooth is a little flaky but I'll take it!
  7. skiahh

    skiahh Well-Known Member

    If you have a Samsung printer (I just happened to get one a couple of months ago), they have a pretty good (wireless) printing app that will print documents (from google docs), pdfs, web pages, photos from your gallery, some facebook line and twitter.

    I haven't been able to print office documents; it says the file format isn't supported for printing. I don't have any office program installed, so that might have something to do with it.
  8. FranSmith

    FranSmith New Member

    I have an HP photosmart 8250 and my Xoom isn't seeing my printer but neither is my phone seeing it so either it isn't working or I have bungled the settings. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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