Feb, 09 2012

2012 just got a whole lot more interesting. Long rumored for years now, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is finally getting ready to introduce their own Dropbox-like service, allowing users to store all their pictures, videos, music and more in the cloud, for easy access across a range of devices (with an Android app no doubt on launch day). Said to launch in the coming weeks/months, “Google Cloud” will take on Apple’s iCloud head-on, by offering free storage (for the majority of users) with monthly plan options for business who need more heavy cloud storing.

Cloud storage seems like the final puzzle piece for Google to complete the circle of web connected services. We’ve already got Picasa for pictures, Google Music for music, YouTube for video now Google Cloud for everything in between. With Dropbox becoming a completely indispensable service for someone like me with a wide range of gadgets and devices, I, for one, can’t wait to see what Google comes up with later this year.

[GigaOM]