The long-rumored Google Drive has finally had some hard evidence to back it up. About a month ago, some changes to Chromium (the open-source browser behind Chrome) suggested that “GDrive” may be soon to launch. Just yesterday social media consultant, Johannes Wigand, noticed something that seemed to resemble Google Drive at a Google-sponsored event. And after closer examination, it is.
Google Drive was used by employees internally in 2007 and 2008, but was later shut down. At the time it was not read for public use, but now it can easily replace Google Docs as Google’s own Dropbox. You can store files onto your Google account and access them from different computers with internet connection. It is unknown how much space is available, but it is expected that the service will be free up to a certain amount of data, where the user will be charged for further storage. There may also be a Google Drive component in the new version of Android that is to be announced October or November.