Google is all set to take on Dropbox after years of the rumored Gdrive speculation. We told this that Google will be announcing the Google Drive in April, last month. The short story? 5 GB of storage, and it launches next week on http://drive.google.com.
5 GB of FREE storage for every Google account.
Ability to purchase more space
App for MAC, Windows, iPhone and Android
What is being speculated is that the app also allows on the fly document editing via the integration of Google Docs. Do you think Google can beat Dropbox?
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After years of prediction for the GDrive, Google finally is preparing to launch a cloud storage service, Google Drive according the WSJ. The alleged service will be competing with Dropbox with free and paid accounts set to open for uploads “in the coming weeks or months”.
Replicating Google’s successful business model, the service would be containing ads for FREE users and offering competitive pricing for premium customers alleging to price it to $10 per month compared to Dropbox which currently offers a $20 per month plan for 100GB of space.
The Google Drive will contain documents, photos and videos, and allow users to share their files via a download link rather than send the content directly through email or similar. There will also be Google Drive apps for mobile devices, it’s suggested, for uploading photos and video direct to the cloud store.
Google has declined to comment on the rumored service, but online storage is a relatively small step from the company’s existing product platform. Users are already offered free Gmail accounts, Documents stores, Google Music for audio uploads, and Picasa photo and video galleries, each accommodating several gigabytes of content.
There are several other competitors in the market including Microsoft’s SkyDrive which offer FREE 25 GB of space to every Windows Live user.
Would you rather switch to G Drive or use another service?
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