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.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 27 Mar 2012 16:42