Google Drive launching next week with 5GB free storage

Google Drive is finally launching next week as expected earlier according to The Next Web. Google Drive rumors appeared several times before this, a report on March suggested that it will launch in the month of April. It is launching with 5GB of free storage to users, earlier reports suggested that it will launch with 1GB of free storage.

5Gb of free storage will make sense and allow it compete with other free storage services. For example Dropbox offers 2GB of free space, Box and iCloud offer 5GB of free space, while Microsoft’s Skydrive offers 25GB of free space. Dropbox and Box offer more storage through various offers.

TechCrunch got hands on with the Google Drive app for Mac, but the app is not connecting right now to the service. It might be true that it is launched for select partners as expected and will launch for the public in the next week.

Google Drive will launch for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS platforms. It will be integrated with other Google services like Google Docs and Gmail. Users can buy additional storage if the free 5Gb storage is not enough.

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