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Google Drive cloud service detailed ahead of launch

Google have been pretty busy in the last few months with the launch of its new social networking site Google+, and continued tweaks to its other services such as Gmail and the Android mobile OS. Today we have news of the Google Drive cloud service that has been detailed ahead of launch.

According to a report on The Next Web Google’s new Dropbox rival is expected to launch as early as next week with Tuesday being a possibility. It is also being claimed that the new service from the search engine giant will come with 5 GB of free storage, which compares to Dropbox’s 2GB.

Users will obviously have the chance to purchase more storage just as they can do with Dropbox, which also offers 23 GB of upgrades for users of HTC devices. It is believed that the Google Drive service will work seamlessly on both Windows and Mac devices in desktop folders as well as iOS and Android devices. Users should be able to access their computer files anywhere with changes made to files synced back across to all of your devices.

The Google Drive service seems to be more of a drag and drop file storage option rather than an iCloud rival, which is more focused on backing up personal content and application information. The service is believed to be coming on either Tuesday or Wednesday next week, and as often happens with big companies new services are often launched with partners for new features.

These partners often have a heads up with integration and specifics for the new service, which then leads onto leaks about the product that seems to have happened with the information on Google Drive. As the possible launch date nears we will probably get to hear more details about Google’s new service, and users will be wondering what else it will offer compared to Dropbox.

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    Anonymous says:

     

    Google has its purposes, but I don’t think they will ever
    replace Microsoft in my opinion.  I am
    however looking forward to seeing what Google has to offer for cloud
    services.  Since I ran out of my 5 GB
    storage on Gmail, I will be interested in the 5 GB of rumored free Google Drive
    storage.  I’m always running out of
    storage of some sort it seems, and recently, my old DVR would run out of the 55
    hours of HD recording time too quickly. 
    Now I have the new Hopper whole-home DVR from my employer, DISH, which
    has 250 hours of HD recording time.  Now
    my family doesn’t fight over what they want to record since there is plenty of
    space.  Google should consider increasing
    their free storage if Microsoft might offer at least 7 GB.

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