For years, Google was rumored to have been working on a cloud-storage service that would allow users to store data online for free. And while their alleged service “G-Drive” was never launched, a report in the Wall Street Journal is claiming that the company will finally introduce a cloud-storage service in the next few weeks called “Drive”.
Google Drive is being prepped to enter the cloud-storage market that is currently led by Dropbox. Drive is a response to the growth of internet-connected mobile devices and the rise of storing files online so that they can be accessed from multiple devices at ease.
If the rumors of Drive are true, then it can be assumed that Google will include this service on Android devices, which would reduce the need for large amounts of built-in storage on smartphones and tablets. In addition, Drive would synchronize files and content on these mobile devices with Chrome or other Google Apps.
Reports say that users storing small amounts of data on Drive can do so for free. However, those looking to store large files will have pay a fee.
Source: The Wall Street Journal