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Google Drive Cloud Service Coming Next Week?

April 17, 2012

Google Drive

Google's rumored cloud service, dubbed Drive, is reportedly set to launch in the next week.

The Next Web got its hands on a draft release of materials about Google Drive from one of its partners. The data revealed that Google Drive includes 5GB of cloud storage and could launch next week, with the blog speculating that Tuesday or Wednesday could be the day.

As TNW noted, the 5GB of storage trumps the 2GB provided by Dropbox, which will likely be Drive's major rival once it launches.

TechCrunch, meanwhile, posted screen shots from what is reportedly the Google Drive OS X app. The blog downloaded the app and installed it on the desktop, though it was "unable to connect to the mothership."

TechCrunch installed version 1.0.2891 and logged in using Gmail credentials, but was presented with an error message that said "Google Drive is not yet enabled for your account."

"I dug around a bit in the files and found that there is native support for Google filetypes like files produced in Gdraw and Google Docs," wrote TechCrunch's John Biggs.

Reports about Google Drive first emerged in early February when the Wall Street Journalsaid the Google offering would allow on-the-go access to files stored in the cloud and the ability to share that data with friends or co-workers.

Last month, TalkAndroid.com reported that Google Drive was on track for a mid-April release with 5GB of storage.

Google has thus far declined to comment on "rumor or speculation."




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