The Next Web has the scoop. According to their sources Google Drive will launch next Tuesday and it will go live at drive.google.com. It’s going to come with 5GB of storage and Google is reportedly going to offer apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and OSX.
Pardon me for being obtuse, but I don’t see why everyone is so excited.
I now have storage at (deep breath) Amazon, Dropbox, Apple, Amazon, Google Docs, my old university, and in Gmail. The market is quite crowded and I really don’t see what value Google will bring to the table.
What’s more, all the storage listed above is free. Okay, the 20GB I have at Amazon cost me under a buck, but that’s close enough to free. Dropbox, Google Docs, and Gmail are also sharable, thus removing one of the few features Google might add.
And Gmail already offers 7GB or more of space. While you might not think of it as cloud storage, all those attachments have to go somewhere.
Could someone explain the hype?