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Apr
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Hope you're not tired of hearing about the Google Drive! As the rumors about Google's Totally Not Dropbox service leak out in ever-increasing droves, it gets safer and safer to assume the launch is imminent. According to Reuters, Google may be launching the service as soon as Tuesday. Or, as they're calling it across the pond, "today."

Reuters also reports that Google will be offering paid storage options going all the way up to 100GB for a price. No word on what that price is, yet. If Reuters is right, though, we won't be waiting long to find out. In any case, Reuters corroborates that 5GB will be the basic free package.

Finally, Reuters also reports that the Google Drive will incorporate "sophisticated image search technology" to let users search through a variety of document types. We're not quite sure how exactly this system that will allegedly let users "sift through...photographs" works, but if Google can offer some kind of special search tools, it may give the Drive an edge over competitors like Dropbox. And if any company can improve search on a product, it's Google.

Then again, we're still waiting on Google to fix search on the Play Store, but that's another story.

Source: Reuters via The Verge

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  • Amadeus Bonzai

    Hopefully they have support for Windows & OS X. 

    • Pete

      ...and linux!

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      No, just Windows and Linux.

      It is better to leave the morons in the Lion cage alone.

  • Diarrhea Splatters

    MPAA will rat hump this some how.

    • Taedirk

      If the MAFIAA had found a way, they would've done it to Amazon already for sending music straight to their cloud or to Google Music for uploading to theirs.

    • http://twitter.com/cabbieBot cabbieBot

      excellent username, would read again

  • Taedirk

    I'm expecting another product with great potential across the board that gets abandoned within a week because nobody thought to listen to consumer feedback.  I could rattle off half a dozen different ways that would be damned impressive for cloud storage to integrate into the services Google offers but I don't expect to see happen.  
    Calling it now: this is just another knee-jerk "Me too!" Google product like selling media or social networking

    • Roboguy12

      Ugh I know, that bothers me to no end. That and the fact that Google comes up with amazing things (Google Music, instant photo backup, contacts backup, etc.) way before anyone else and doesn't brag about it, but when Apple *ahem* "borrows" the idea, everyone goes crazy for it. Google creates amazing products and services, but fails to advertise for them and adapt the products to the users.

  • tBs_Battousai

    I think Google should buy out livedrive as i get unlimited (currently at 2.5TB) for £10 a month, if Google want to play with the big boys that's the kind of thing they need to be offering...

    • Sqube

      Google doesn't need to do that, though. That's like saying if you're going to sell a car, you should only sell exotic supercars to prove that you're serious.

      Google is in the business of serving up ads and learning about you so that they can serve up better ads. It makes more sense to get in on the ground floor, rather than jump straight to the penthouse and mock the peons.

      While there are folks who would certainly jump at the opportunity, they're in the minority.

  • surethom

    Lets hope it has desktop Sync to sync my Files & music.

    • Amadeus Bonzai

      Use Google Music to sync your music. 

      • surethom

        Im in the UK & it is not officially released in the UK, Google is SO slow releasing outside of America. 

  • GigiAUT

    I'm just wondering, what happens with those of us that bought storage from Google already? I bought 20GB for $5 a year in August last year. Curious how much they'll start charging now and if I can still use all my space I already have. Definitely looking forward to that multiple-platform integration though.

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      You PAID for a Google service?

      Why you did that?

      • GigiAUT

        Back then my DropBox only had 2,5GB or something, and I didn't want to sign up on any new sites. Google was the easiest to share my photos and videos on (with family scattered around the world, mostly stuff from our reunion last year) and the 20GB for 5 bucks a year was obviously a better deal than anywhere else. 

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    If I don't get it today I might kill myself.

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