Google Drive to Launch Next Week?


It appears we may be very close to getting Google Drive. New details have emerged courtesy of TheNextWeb and who they believe to be a reliable source. According to them, Google Drive is set to launch sometime next week, stating that Tuesday would be the most likely date. Past leaks have suggested we’re close to an unveiling so it’s not too far-fetched to believe that we’re a week away.

We’ve also gotten a few new details. Alongside the already-established rumor that Google would be offering users 5GB of storage for free, there is a bit more insight into how it’ll all work. The service will apparently work in folders on Windows and Mac OS X desktops. While a clear description couldn’t be offered, it sounds like it’ll be similar to Dropbox’s desktop folder feature.

Earlier rumors have suggested that Google will allow users to purchase more storage space if they need it, but it wasn’t clear if they’d be offering free upgrade incentives like their main competitor. There are a lot of questions yet to be answered, but if the rumor of its arrival next week turns out to be true it won’t be long until we’re all head-first into Google’s next big thing. [

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Awesome! Can’t wait.

  2. Google already offers extra space for your Google account that is shared between the services you use such as Picasa and docs so that’s pretty much a lock for providing extra space options. If I remember right 20gigs is like $5.

    1. That’s correct, each extra 20GB is $5/yr, so 40GB for $10 and so on.  I already pay for 20GB, may end up paying for more if this works off of the same allotment of space since I can use the space however I want be it Gmail, Picasa, Docs, Drive (hopefully), etc… Although I won’t turn down an extra 5GB free from this, that would just be icing on the cake.

  3. Not interested… until Google supports dir sync in Linux too, like Dropbox always has. I’m sure The Goog will be getting around to supporting Linux soon enough, like they did by eventually releasing a client for Google Music uploading, etc.

    (Also, I’d bet that the vast majority of Dropbox accounts are of the ~2GB variety free — as most people don’t feel like whoring out referral crap — so a 5GB base for free is appealing.)

  4. Did anyone else click this thinking it was about the self-driving cars?

    1. I didn’t when that joke was told a couple of weeks ago and didn’t this time either.

  5. If this doesn’t launch on Linux too, I will be severely disappointed.

    1. out of millions of Windows and OSX users, who really uses linux.  I mean, really uses it?

      1.  You do….Android is linux

        1. Yet another secret, shot. :D ;)

      2. None of them. Only the millions of Linux users really uses Linux. The millions of Windows and OS X users use Windows and OS X.

      3. Surely you don’t want a list of all of us linux users, ingua.

        I’m willing to wait a little while for desktop linux integration. Using a web interface will be sufficient at first. However, gdrive does need to be integrated into android from the outset. My collection of clouds (ubuntuone, amazon, dropbox (with dropsync), box, arcsync, wuala), none of which work transparently across devices, is driving me crazy.

      4.  A few years ago Linux had 35% of the server market. Several countries governments (I think Israel and Brazil are two) specify Linux for their computers. Free OS for thousands of machines that are on semi closed systems. Sounds viable to me.

  6. Does anybody know how safe this will be and if Google will have ownership over anything that is stored?  Will your storage space be encrypted so not even Google can access it?

  7. great………….google!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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