While cloud computing is becoming more popular and important than ever, the search giant Google is considering to launch one of the most noteworthy cloud storage service which rumors said it maybe called Google Drive, as simple as always. The great news, which was initially exposed on Wall Street Journal has unexpectedly got a lot of attention among tech community and end-users as well. Will we no longer need Dropbox and another cloud-storage services? At first, it reminded me about GDrive, a quite well-know storage service based on Google server few years ago. Since GDrive is not really advanced and compelling, it did not get much attention. Not much people use GDrive when they have a handful of better offers. Obviously, Google will never stop investing in new technology and the “return” of GDrive is completely predictable.
There is no additional information about Google Drive Cloud or GDrive 2.0 version but it is lively that this service will be officially launched very soon. According to the original source, Google Drive will basically work like Dropbox, which allows users to access their private data on various devices and platforms. Dropbox so far is ranked very high among end users due to easy to use, synchronize capacity and the most important feature is its accessibility.
Google Drive will be a real hard disk but located on the cloud. You just need an Internet access and use any devices to get your data. I guess that its sharing capacity will be very impressive since Google ‘s ecosystem always interactive very well. Also this kind of feature is a must with a sharing service.
In term of price, it is likely that Google Drive will be free for personal usage purpose with some limit and like almost other Google ‘s services, you can always upgrade your account for higher demand.
Cloud storage service is becoming highly competitive when almost giants have joined the game. Last year, one of the biggest Internet service providers Amazon make the first footprint with Amazon Cloud Drive which giving user 5 GB for free. Google Drive, therefor, will be considered the latest attempts the Internet search giant to pursuit other rivals in cloud computing.
Google Drive will be a Dropbox killer?
Honestly, I don’t think so. Everything can change along with the time. However, after building up from the scratch for 5 years, Dropbox has already establish a very good impression among normal clients and business environment as well. Both their service quality and price are really excellent more than 45 million active member.
What we will expect from Google Drive is not a Dropbox killer but an acceptable offer at first, specially some fundamental functions such as synchronization, secure and accessibility etc…
Dropbox is giving free 2GBs for all registered users while upgrading to 50 GBs a year will be only charged $99. That is really cheap. I am not sure how Google Drive will be but probably its appearance is great indeed to see. Maybe they will given up to 5 GBs for free like Amazon.
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