Last week the Wall St. Journal reported that Google would be launching a cloud storage service in the coming weeks. It now appears that the launch could be imminent as a reader of GeekWire discovered that the Google Drive service had already been enabled on his account.
Google Drive is expected to be free for most consumers and businesses and allow them to upload photos, documents, and videos to the cloud for easy access from any connected device. We don’t know the exact amount of storage space that users will get for free, but it is assumed that Google will allow customers to purchase extra space.
The leaked screen shot of Google Drive also hints at a desktop client with a link that says “Install Google Drive.” There was also a favicon leaked that gives us a preview of the Google Drive logo.
I know a lot of Android fans already use Dropbox or Box, but it will be nice to have another cloud storage option that could be deeply integrated into Android devices and Google’s other services. Be on the lookout for an official announcement in the coming days.