Chrome now prints to FedEx

Google unveils a new partnership with FedEx Office locations, while introducing support for Canon printers and a helpful Chrome for Android tweak.

Chrome Cloud Print now supports FedEx Office locations. (Credit: Google)

Google's Cloud Print in Chrome might not be for everybody, but if you're on the go and must print something in a hurry -- and in the United States -- it could be exactly the service you want thanks to a new partnership with FedEx Office.

Cloud Print will now offer a "Print to FedEx Office" option so that you can print from Chrome directly to a FedEx Office location (formerly known as Kinko's). When you use it, Google says that you'll receive a retrieval code for use on any FedEx Print and Go self-service kiosk. FedEx Office has more than 1,800 stores around the U.S.

With this update, Canon printers have been added to Google's list of Cloud Print Ready options, and Chrome for Android beta can now be used as a destination to send documents via Cloud Print. It's not really clear at this time how that's better than just using Google Docs to access a document on your phone or tablet, but being able to print work documents or concert tickets on the fly could be immensely useful as necessary.

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