Google are about to get into the cloud storage game, and are all set to launch the Google Drive to rival Apple’s iCloud and Dropbox.
“People familiar with the matter” have told the Wall Street Journal that:
“Like Dropbox, Google’s storage service, called Drive, is a response to the growth of Internet-connected mobile devices like smartphones and tablets and the rise of cloud computing, or storing files online so that they can be retrieved from multiple devices.”
Google’s cloud Drive has long been rumoured, but with cloud storage solutions becoming more and more ubiquitous (Dropbox now has 50 million users and is worth almost $2 billion) it seems the time is right for Google to show their hand. Integration into their Android platform, and perhaps with additions like Google Docs support and Google+ photo album storage, Google could quickly build up a loyal following.
Compared to Dropbox’s initial free offering of 2GB, Google, through their impressive ad-funded services, could offer far more than that.
With much of the necessary framework already in place, we wouldn’t be too surprised to see this launch fairly soon.