The previous rumor suggesting Google Drive is launching with 5GB of free storage has been proven true, according to a new corroborating report. A draft release acquired by The Next Web points to a release next week “likely on Tuesday,” but there’s also evidence that the product will be announced on Wednesday instead. The storage locker service will likely be Google’s response to the growing popularity of cloud storage, such as Dropbox, iCloud, Box and Skydrive. 5GB right out of the gate is plenty of storage for average users and it is an enticing offer for the millions who are already tied into Google’s ecosystem. So far, there isn’t any information regarding how the service will integrate with Windows or OS X; The Next Web supposes Google Drive will work “in desktop folders,” possibly allowing users to designate multiple folders to sync with the service. That’s similar to what’s already available from Dropbox and other services.
[via The Next Web]