Google's GDrive now Live! - Digital Space

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Google's GDrive now Live!

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Updated!

There's been rumours of Google launching its own Dropbox killer and stuff; basically a more defined cloud storage product. It has always had some form of cloud storage for the users of its various services including Google docs, Picasa, Gmail, etc. Now the rumour is that it (Google) was launching something that would compete effectively with Dropbox's simple but powerful implementation.

Today, these rumours seem to have been give a new life and trending power (it was trending on Google+ along with Dropbox, Skydrive as #GDrive, as of the time of this writing). When users signed into their Google doc accounts, they initially notice nothing new but as someone pointed out, clicking on the red upload button near the Create one will reveal a 5,126MB (5GB) storage size from the miserly 1GB previously allocated.

This alone will be disappointing for people waiting for a different implementation of the service that goes beyond the webpage and browser but it is early days yet. You can download Google drive from going through the link  drive.google.com/start which opens up your new Google drive page (effectively google docs) but have access to the link to download a syncing app for PC.

So we'll keep a tab on development for you...

Update:


You can now download Google drive for PC as shown in the image below...




Following the huge interest and response that the much anticipated Google Drive has generated on the internet, Google just posted on its blog a full launch of its product. Here is an excerpt:

Drive is built to work seamlessly with your overall Google experience. You can attach photos from Drive to posts in Google+, and soon you’ll be able to attach stuff from Drive directly to emails in Gmail. Drive is also an open platform, so we’re working with many third-party developers so you can do things like send faxesedit videos and create website mockups directly from Drive. To install these apps, visit the Chrome Web Store—and look out for even more useful apps in the future.