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Google Drive Expected to Launch Today Offering Up To 100GB of Storage

by Killian Bell | April 24, 2012April 24, 2012 3:00 am PDT

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Following weeks of speculation, Google Drive is expected to make its debut this week, bringing with it 5GB of free storage for each and every user. According to a Reuters’ “source familiar with the matter,” the announcement could come as early as today, April 24.

Furthermore, the source claims that the cloud-based storage service will give users the option to upgrade their storage up to a maximum of 100GB. That’s the same limit users can get from Dropbox, the service that Google Drive is hoping to do battle with. And if the rumors are true, Google’s service will already have the upper hand, offering its users 5GB of free storage as standard, as opposed to just 2GB.

It could also bring other nifty features that provide it with a slight edge over its competitors, including Google Docs integration (which almost seems inevitable), and a “sophisticated image search technology to let consumers sift through a wide variety of document types,” according to the Reuters report.

With all the speculation we’ve read in recent weeks, which has been backed up by references to the service in Google’s own support documents, and screenshots from the upcoming Google Drive download pages, we have no doubt that the service is indeed on its way. The question we’re asking now is: When?

Are you looking forward to Google Drive?

[via Reuters]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...