News from The Next Web that the Google will lauch the Google drive next week, let's talk about some details.
Earlier reports noted that the long-awaited cloud storage service would make its official debut sometime this week, but that no longer appears to be the case. Instead, Google Drive will reportedly launch next week, bestowing all interested users with 5GB of free storage to play with right out of the gate.
That number jibes rather nicely with the leaked screenshots unearthed by the team at TalkAndroid just over two weeks ago. As expected, users will also be able to purchase additional storage should they need it, but there’s still no word on what kind of pricing model or storage tiers Google will run with. Those same images pointed to a Windows client for uploading files, and The Next Web reports that users can manage and store files in Google Drive via a folder on their desktop, though how exactly it will be set up is also still unclear.
With a Google Drive launch slated to take place any day now, the question now becomes whether or not Google can make an appreciable impact in the cloud storage space. Their most basic offering certainly looks better on paper than that of competitor Dropbox, who gives users 2GB of free storage just for signing up, but that’s only one of the plentiful players gunning for part of the cloud storage space.
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