Google Drive coming next week with 5 GB of free space
Earlier, we reported (via Gigaom) about Google Drive debut somewhere during April. The timeline seems not to have any deviation from the reported. TNW today has reported a very likely release date as next Tuesday, the 24th of April.
We also had reported earlier that Google plans to offer 1GB of free space and then charge for exceeding requirements. This is lesser though, than the biggest competitor Dropbox who currently offers 2 GB of free space.
Regrettably, the earlier report of 1 GB free space planned by Google was not precise. That has been altered and by a significant amount of 4 more gigabytes making it to a total of 5GB free space. That however can be upgraded anytime with a definitive amount (shy as of now). Rival Dropbox currently offers 2 GB space and charges $9.99 a month or $99 a year for 50GB, $19.99 a month or $199 a year for 100GB and lets store resources to share up to 1TB.
Once put on Google Drive, the files are expected to open across all present platforms-Mac, Windows, Android and iOS.
The significance of the release date (Tuesday) is unknown but it really seems to be coming rapid fast. TechCrunch seems to even get hands on the app, not functional though.
Try next Tuesday on http://drive.google.com/ (the site is throwing unavailable error now). Currently, it shows a “Not Found” 404 error.
A 3 GB of extra space creates a strong feeling that Google is going to outperform Dropbox’s reign. Let’s wait and watch how it goes though.