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Is Google about to launch a cloud storage service to rival Dropbox?

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Is Google about to launch a cloud storage service to rival Dropbox?
If you are an iPhone or an iPad user, iCloud is what caters to your cloud storage needs. If you are a fan of Windows Phone, then chances are that you use SkyDrive on a regular basis. Android users, however, still need to rely on a third-party solution, such as the widely popular Dropbox cloud storage service.

However, rumor has it that Google is almost ready to launch a cloud storage service of its own. And judging by the recent changes that the company did to its terms of service and privacy policy, we are guessing that your files will not only be accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone connected to the internet, but also through multiple Google services. 

The insider who spilled the beans on Google's upcoming cloud storage service mentioned that it will be known as Google Drive and will be meant to rival Dropbox. If everything goes as planned, the service should go live within the next few months, and possibly even weeks. Most users and consumers will be able to use it free of charge, but those who need additional storage space will be offered a paid subscription.

Google has yet to comment on the rumors, which is why we don't really know whether Google Drive is indeed a project that the internet giant is working on. We don't have any information regarding its supposed pricing and storage allowance either.

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posted on 09 Feb 2012, 03:52 4

1. windowsRocks (Posts: 155; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)

Google is gonna eat full Apple not just a single byte....lol.....

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 04:37 4

2. RanJos (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Feb 2012)

High time Google had a Cloud of its own! :D

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 12:26 3

3. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)

It does, it's called "the internet"

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 15:25

4. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

And hopefully we get better integration than Dropbox, since it will be a Google service

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 10:39

5. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)

Will never use this, I don't want google snooping into the files in order to bring me better search resaults like they already do with email and google+.

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