Google Drive will offer up to 100GB of cloud storage, launching very soon

Google Drive will offer up to 100GB of cloud storage, launching very soon
Google has been confirmed once again to deploy its Google Drive cloud solution as early as today, and offer 5GB of free cloud data and up to 100GB if you choose the premium option with a monthly fee, according to Reuters' infamous “sources familiar with the matter.” There will be different price tiers from which you can choose if you want to go over the free five gigs.

Google Drive will focus around storing customers' pictures and other files into the cloud while allowing them to search for particular items online. Of course, the uploaded files could be accessed from any device – a smartphone, a tablet or desktop PC.

GDrive will compete against cloud services like Dropbox and Box. It could introduce features such as tighter integration within the Android ecosystem to lure users in, but we're yet to see what the actual product will look like. Just a couple of days ago, a Google engineer accidentally leaked Google Drive when doing a demonstration on his Galaxy Nexus.

We've been hearing about Google's cloud storage from various source in the past month, so it seems more like a question of when rather than if Google Drive will launch.

source: Reuters

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13 Comments

1. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Dont trust the Googlightning guy.

2. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

i thought its 100gb free.. my jaw almost dropped... sigh.....

13. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I wouldn't blame you for thinking that as a result of the title. For yesterday's SkyDrive article, the title told us that -- and I'm paraphrasing -- "SkyDrive knocked down to 7GB," even though the 7GB is free and the paid options go up to 100GB. For today's Google Drive article, the title tells us that "Google Drive will offer up to 100GB of cloud storage," even though only 5GB is free and it is the paid option that gets you 100GB. Not knocking you for this Victor H., as I understand you did not write the SkyDrive article. Also not bashing Google at all, as I enjoy their services and believe it will be a good product. Just observing the lack of consistency regarding this topic, as the SkyDrive article just came out yesterday so it is still fresh in my mind.

3. chethan316

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 07, 2010

SkyDrive is a good alternative, it offers 25GB of free storage for existing users and also has a desktop app now.

4. rocko0011

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

5. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

if your a previous skydrive user you can retain 25gb, but new users are only 7gb

6. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

box for sony is good, 50gb lifetime free storage ..

11. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Same for LG!

7. chethan316

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 07, 2010

In reply to rocko0011 I'm an existing SkyDrive user. And Microsoft has decided to give the old users a choice to either retain their old allotment of storage (25GB) or decide to keep only 7GB. In other words, old users are given a choice, new users on the other hand, are not. I retained my 25GB FREE storage just a while ago :) MS has a dedicated page for this:https://skydrive.live.com/#!/ManageStorage

8. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Am concerned about privacy... Not to say google is a vault. But hey... It already has my mails, picasa, phone, map...

9. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

I've been using Skydrive for years now and 25GB for free is as good as it gets, and now with the desktop app it the perfect solution for me, even the new 7GB for new customers is really good. But I am looking forward to see whats Google's version is like...

10. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

wow 100gbs of stoarage, good if you have wifi, bad if you have a data limit.

12. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

google should really change the name how about play storage

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