Google Drive rumours have been building and swirling around for ages now, but the general rule of thumb is that the more rapidly they emerge, the closer we are to a launch date. Such is the prolificacy of Google Drive rumours now, that the consensus seems to be expecting a launch today, Tuesday 24th. What can you expect from Google’s cloud offering? Read on to find out.
Today, Google Docs has quietly upped its free storage limit to 5GB. To many, that signposts that Google is shifting its servers about in preparation for the imminent launch of Google Drive. The cloud service, which Google will be hoping to use to compete with iCloud, looks set to offer that amount in free storage with payment plans on top.
While 5GB will prove to be plenty for the vast majority, Google’s hoping to scrape some cash off of power users for varying tariffs that’ll boost their online storage to up to 100GB.
One of the key benefits of Apple’s iCloud service is its integration between the full range of Apple products – take a photo on your iPhone and it’ll show up on your iPad and Mac. Google will be hoping that tight Google Drive integration between both Android and its core web services, such as Gmail and Docs, will achieve a similar appeal.
Are you looking to join Google in the cloud? Let us know your thoughts on the proposed Google Drive specs below…