Google Cloud Print functionality is to be extended to even more of Canon's printers, it has been confirmed.
According to the ink cartridges and hardware manufacturer, the system will be supported on several of its new Pixma All-In-One inkjet devices, including the MX895.
The MG8250 and the MG6250 will also be able to make use of the feature, which allows users to print directly from Gmail and Google Docs on a mobile device, as well as enable Windows, Mac and Linux users to have the ability to print from the Google Chrome web browser.
Canon has said Google Cloud Print offers "driver-free printing from a PC, tablet or select mobile devices" to any printer equipped with the technology, thereby enabling people to access printers both at work and at home.
The feature has already been rolled out to its Pixma MG8220 and Pixma MG6220 wireless All-In-One machines and is generating something of a buzz at the top of the company.
Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice-president and general manager of the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group at Canon USA, recently said it is excited to be collaborating with Google on incorporating the technology into its Pixma series.
"In today's world, we understand that consumers are always interested in additional connectivity options to print their important photos and documents and we are more than happy to be able to deliver this new feature to our users," he commented.
This latest announcement could help Canon to consolidate its position as a brand that is highly regarded internationally. The firm was recently named one of the World's Most Admired Companies in the computing sector by Fortune Magazine.
Bunji Yano, Canon USA's senior director and general manager of corporate communications, said the company is honoured and finds it "enormously gratifying" to be recognised by such a "distinguished" publication.