AfterDawn: Tech news

Google Drive cloud storage platform coming in April?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Mar 2012 16:42 User comments (8)

Google Drive cloud storage platform coming in April? After years of rumor, it appears that Google's cloud storage platform "Drive" is finally ready to be launched.
According to Om, the platform will launch in the first week of April with 1GB of free storage for users.

Market leader Dropbox offers 2GB of storage and easy ways to gain more. Amazon, Apple and Microsoft also offer cloud solutions with more free storage, putting Google at a disadvantage right from the start, at least in terms of available space. However, the API is expected to allow third-party apps to store data to your Drive, which would be a fantastic addition for Android owners. If accurate, you could back up all your apps and data right to Drive and restore it from another device when you log in, similar to how Titanium Backup uses Dropbox if you have a rooted device.

Last month, a leaked screenshot of the interface made its way around the Web, showing a deep integration with the Google suite of applications and services.

Previous Next  

8 user comments

127.3.2012 19:05

similar to docs



227.3.2012 19:35

I know google has ways to store data in the cloud, but what are some of the best?


"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

327.3.2012 20:34

1 Gb is a pewny amount compared to other cloud services.

427.3.2012 22:44

1GB really is sad...if I wanted to store stuff online with google I could just email it to myself...I have over 7GB of free space on GMAIL.



528.3.2012 6:41

in that cloud.google play added 6200 Music files over 60GB
1GB is sufficient enough for the average smartphone I guess. A house needs 1TB of cloud at least.

628.3.2012 11:34

i pay $5 a year to get extra 20gig on Google (Docs, Picasa, Gmail) account i hope this could be use with drive as well



731.3.2012 2:47

To paraphrase a famous duo: Schaaawiing!

81.4.2012 21:45

Originally posted by KillerBug:
1GB really is sad...if I wanted to store stuff online with google I could just email it to myself...I have over 7GB of free space on GMAIL.
Except that emails cap out at 25MB...

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive