Ample rumors have circulated about what the new Google (News - Alert) Drive will be able to offer its customers, and it appears that now that at least one has officially gone from rumor to fact. Google Drive, in an effort to compete with DropBox, will offer up to 5GB of free storage for each user.
Google has put a lot of time and energy into this particular endeavor, and one thing they need to make sure they can do is draw people to it.
Initial excitement over Google+ has recently faded, as expectations surely went missed. We here at TMCNet said at the end of 2011, Google could employ something like GDrive into a big consumer technology, simply because of how popular cloud storage has become.
People are looking at Cloud storage as the next big thing in the tech industry, precisely because they no longer have to carry around their laptop if they know that they can access files to which they have access anywhere. While DropBox has always been a popular cloud storage computer, the shortcoming was that you couldn’t edit files unless you downloaded them onto another device.
If rumors are true that Google Drive will be an improvement on what the company already offers in Google Docs, then that could be the tie breaker when customers examine the two cloud storage applications side by side. Editing files while storing others for download to other locations would be the 1-2 punch for Google this year.
Either way, we may find out sooner rather than later. Along with the report that GDrive customers will get as much as 5BG free storage, another report indicates the service will finally come available next week. The wait is almost over.
Edited by Braden Becker