In 2020, Google’s remote printing service is expected to enter the timeshare of technological history.
”Cloud Print” is a service that Google offered free to anyone who had a Gmail account and made it possible to print documents with Google “Chrome”, even if a printer didn’t have an Internet connection on its own, as long as it was connected to a computer or other device running “Chrome”.
This was a service that never lost its beta rating, although it was launched on the internet since 2010 and was characterized by many as a highly practical choice for both desktop and mobile users.
Google has announced the end of this service that was found preinstalled on Google “Chrome OS”, which caused a variety of reactions from Twitter users and elsewhere. There were not a few who expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that this possibility would cease to exist from 31 December 2020 onwards.
By the time these lines were written, Google had not given a formal answer to the question of the reasons that led to that decision. It is not, however, this first time that Google chooses to put an end to one of its online services, often without giving sufficient explanations of the reasons that led to such a decision.
Several analysts comment that a measure that Google has taken into account in order to stop a service such as “Cloud Print” is the number of its users versus competition, or even the possibility of presenting something more complete in the future.
Whatever is true, however, Google “Cloud Print” will be past by the end of next year.