Google Looking To Launch Cloud Service

Google’s long-rumored GDrive that would let you upload and store files to its servers and be able to access them from anywhere you have an Internet connection may finally be close to launching in the coming weeks as a more cheaply priced Dropbox rival.

The new product, reportedly called “Drive,” will be free to consumers up to a certain size limit, and would also be folded into Google Apps for enterprise customers, according to The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper cited “people familiar with the matter.”

“If a person wants to email a video shot from a smartphone, for instance, he can upload it to the Web through the Drive mobile app and email people a link to the video rather than a bulky file,” the newspaper said.

If that scenario sounds familiar, that’s because Google already offers similar functionality using a variety of Google tools.

You can, for instance, record a video on your Android phone and then have it uploaded automatically to Picasa through a service called Instant Upload. Then you could either share your video on Google+ or move it to a different album to share publicly or with a select group of people such as close family members.

Google also allows you to upload files of any type to Google Docs, effectively giving you a Dropbox-like service.

PCWorld

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One thought on “Google Looking To Launch Cloud Service

  1. After Google changed it’s privacy policies I’m not so sure I want to have a cloud service with google! I’m not tech savvy so I really don’t want google connecting to my cloud service via my iPhone my life is on that thing!

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