So Google is essentially launching a Dropbox Competitor, with native syncing and client apps. It will be interesting to see this shake out. I love Dropbox, but I can see the advantages of buying into yet another element of the Google ecosystem.
Way back in 2007 and 2008, there was something called “GDrive”, said to be very buggy. It’s just an online storage drive which Google was supposed to offering. And now it looks like the “GDrive” is back online.
About a month ago, some additions to the code in Chromium (the open source browser behind Chrome) suggested that the long-fabled “GDrive” may be on the verge of actually launching. And a week later, user-facing proof started appearing. Then earlier Sunday, social media consultant, Johannes Wigand, spotted something interesting during a presentation at a Google-sponsored event: something that sure looks a lot like Google Drive.
Even now, the service is online only for Google employees for testing, so don’t expect reaching it at drive.google.com, yet. And Google has not yet announced this either.
It is also said that there will be a new “My Google Drive” area on Google Drives where you can create your own folders and save whatever you want. And if you are a user and fan of services such as DropBox, then you are going to love Google Drive for sure. This is because the service is also said to feature a folder on all your devices to which you can just drag-and-drop files which you want to share among all your PCs, which is awesome. But if you don’t want to install all that, you can just use the web interface.
I guess you are all excited now. But Google still has to announce this officially with a date tag on it. But if you still need more, all you have to do is pay. What is expected is Google will launch the service on drive.google.com and probably, docs.google.com will redirect. Stay tuned for more info with Techsnapr.