Google to Launch Online Storage Service ‘Google Drive’

Google Inc is introducing Google Drive, a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.

Consumers will get 5 GB of storage for free with Google Drive, while various versions with incrementally more storage capacity, topping out at about 100 GB, will be available for monthly fees.

Google Drive

Here’s a look at what’s likely to be officially announced very soon:

  • 5GB free storage; additional space starts at 20GB for $4 a month; you max out at 16TB – it’s worth noting that Google Docs content is not included in your free 5GBs
  • Compatible with Mac, PC, and Android phone or tablet (iOS version in the works)
  • The Web-viewer can handle more than 30 document types – Illustrator, PhotoShop, high-def video, etc – without any software installation
  • Deep integration with Google Docs – you can collaborate on shared projects in real time
  • 99.9-percent uptime
  • Available starting today
You can install Drive on your Mac or PC , and use the service via an app on your Android phone or tablet. Google also has plans for an iOS app in the future. Blind users can access Drive with a screen reader.

You can check out Google Drive for yourself at the service’s brand-new homepage.

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