Mobile printing options are likely to become more widespread in the near future as Google works to extend is Cloud Print service.

Home users may be able to benefit from increased functionality thanks to cloud printing, whereby it is possible to print directly from mobile devices to home printers that use ink cartridges.

An article for highlighted the functionality that cloud printing can bring to private users, allowing them to set up their own printers and ink cartridges so that items can be printed directly from their Android device or iPhone.

While the number of devices that can currently use the system is limited, further growth is expected in the near future, the report said, suggesting that more people may be able to use their own printers and ink cartridges while on the move.

Growing demand for the ability to print while out and about is leading to a number of new developments in this area, in particular for the business market.