Rumor: Google Drive will come with 5GB free storage

Rumor: Google Drive will come with 5GB free storage
TalkAndroid is reporting today that Google's upcoming "Google Drive" cloud service will give users 5GB of free storage, right from the start.

Last week, we reported that Google's oft-rumored service would finally be launching, in April, with just 1GB for starters.



The new rumor suggests the Drive will be launched on April 16th, free to everyone with a Gmail or Google login.

Market leader Dropbox offers 2GB of storage and easy ways to gain more. Amazon, Apple and Microsoft also offer cloud solutions with free storage, although each have their own pros and cons.

Although unconfirmed, the Google Drive 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.



Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 1 Apr 2012 21:53
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  • 3 comments
  • statomike

    Ubuntu 1 provides 5Gb, so I'm sure Google will want to match it. What's the big deal?

    2.4.2012 04:16 #1

  • hearme0

    Who cares! Everyone offers this amount. CX offers 10gb of synchronizable and box.com gives 50gb though not synchronizable. MS live gives 5gb of synced too. GET WITH THE PROGRAM GOOGLE! With as much money and Internet presence as they have, they should give 20gb.

    2.4.2012 17:57 #2

  • ThePastor

    The amount is less relevant then the max file size.
    Box sounds great until you run into their file size limit.
    I uninstalled Box very quickly.

    "But the bigger point here is that UMG has effectively admitted this takedown was never about copyright. They demanded YouTube censor Megaupload and justify that by saying they have a contract which allows it so its fine. Its painfully clear what they would do with a law like SOPA that gives them much more power"

    3.4.2012 17:12 #3

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