The Cloud storage Google Drive has been an on-again, off-again rumor for years.

Today, GigaOm’s Om Malik says Google Drive will release to the public in the first week in April.

I am told the big day is sometime during the first week of April 2012…Google is going to offer 1 Gb of storage space for free, but will charge for more storage. The market leader Dropbox currently offers 2 Gb for free. Google’s product will come with a local client and the web interface will look much like the Google Docs interface. Interestingly, it will launch for Google Apps customers and will be domain specific as well. Google has also built an API for third party apps with this service so folks can store content from other apps in the Google drive. My sources are impressed, so far with what they have seen.

This could be the last piece of the Cloud puzzle.

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5 Responses to “Report: ‘Impressive’ Google Drive coming in a week or two”

  1. G-Dude says:

    You guy are wrong. Skydrive's file limit is 100 MB, and Microsoft's planning to extend it to 300 MB:

    • Snake Plissken says:

      So? It's still a pathetic and unnecessary size limit, which is why Dropbox is the one I'm using. However, I'm looking forward to Google Drive coming out next week.

  2. Snake Plissken says:

    Dropbox is the best out there currently = Fact. You have syncing, nested folders, cross-platform functionality with smartphones, tablets and PCs. Also, I have around 30GB of online storage to use whenever I want, however I want, with whatever file sizes I want, all for free. FREE. Didn't have to pay a thing.

  3. eaanders says:

    I would say the market leader is the Microsoft Windows Live SkyDrive. It offers 25 Gb free and is the only service I've found that allows nested folders for easy organization of files and photos.