In the era post-closure Megaupload, speak storage of content on the Web seems a subject to be taken with tongs. So strange how little publicity it has had the new baby of Google (for some, Skynet sometime in the future), a service similar to Dropbox known until now as “ Drive “.
The product in question, according to Wall Street Journal, would do the same as that referred to: store photos, documents and videos so they can be available wherever the user Internet access, but with a preference to mobile devices (such as smartphones or tablets).
nowhere mentioned how much storage would be but the ease share the content through mobile applications or links to the company itself provides.
is expected to launch-or at least officially announced sometime in 2012 with the same business model with which the company and its future competition has worked so far: free to some extent but with a fee when you exceed the limit given (that is to say, not defined).
The project could have been in development since 2007 under the code name “G Drive “, but was never shown anything to the public. Instead Dropbox, which coincidentally was born the same year, has remained until the more than 45 million users now have.Despite the lack of data, the only thing clear is that in the short term Google is not going to swallow Dropbox , which is one of the most common trends in these times. Remains to be seen what kind of expectations can be generated with this service (double the limits of competition would be a good start) and how it integrates its huge range of services. Source: WSJ