Google launches own cloud storage service

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Google finally unveiled its cloud storage as the company announced on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, the availability of Google Drive.

Rumors spreadout years before the search giant confirmed that they are launching Google Drive, “a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff.”

With a tagline “Keep everything. Share anything.”, the company is committed to bring an overall satisfaction experience to its existing Google clients. This newest service evolved from the then web-based office productivity suite Google Docs which allows users to upload a variety of filetypes back then.

Initally, users will be given an 5GB of online storage space for free upon signing up. This can be upgraded to 25GB for $2.49 per month, 100GB for $4.99 per month, and 1TB of storage space for $49.99 a month.

The good thing about upgrading to the premium service (or the paid subscription) is that users will have their GMail Inbox upgraded to 25GB as well.

In an attempt to make Google Drive more than just a mere online storage, Google is currently in the works fo tapping third-party developers to integrate various functions into the service, including editing videos or creating website mockups.

For those who are interested, users can sign up by visiting the Google Drive page and have the app installed to your Mac and PC computers so you can easily upload your files to the cloud. Another application is also available for download in the Google Play Shop (or the Android Market). For iOS clients, the application is currently in development.

Note: Not all existing Google accounts can instantly access the Google Drive service. I, for instance, is still in the “Waiting List” and will have to wait until Google notify me if the service is already available for my account.

Last modified: April 26, 2012

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