This is not very surprising. Google offers all sorts of online services except for online storage. Well, reports have come out that Google is going to release a storage service much like Drop.com and Dropbox.com called “Drive”. Dropbox requires you to add an app to your computer and other devices in order to sync all your files. Google works through the cloud and everyone has a Google account so sharing photos, videos and other files will be pretty easy between friends and family with Google accounts. I would imagine it would work much like the iCloud.
The really question is how much storage will you get and is it free? I’m sure it will be a free service and if it offers something like 10Gs for free, bye bye Dropbox. 10Gs may sound like a lot but look at much storage you have in your Gmail account.
PCWorld’s Ian Paul notes similar functionality is already available in one shape or form in a variety of Google services already, however.
So if Google is already offering online storage for virtually anything you have stored on your PC, what could this rumored “Drive” offer that is new? Will Google simply duplicate offerings it’s already built? Possibly, but given CEO Larry Page’s recent focus on integrating Google’s services, that seems unlikely.
courtesy of Wired