For how long has this rumor been going around in the blogosphere? Well atleast this time Wall Street Journal believes that Google is working to release a service rumored to be GDrive pretty soon. A Google spokeswoman declined to comment on specific online storage plans aside from ‘storage is an important component of making Web [applications] fit easily into consumers’ and business users’ lives.‘
I believe that GDrive is already existing in the form of the storage that we have in numerous Google services like GMail, Picasa, Blogger, Docs etc. I believe that GDrive will allow us to organize stuff that we have on various Google Services. Maybe we will see a unified interface that will allow us to organize the vast amount of data, and some software that will allow us to manage the data offline.
Pricing on the tool is not yet announced, but WSJ indicates that there will be likely free and paid versions available.
GDrive has been one of the longest rumored products from the Google Stable, if you would leave aside the gPhone that finally ended up being Android. The rumors of the arrival of GDrive has lead to the development of many hacks to GMail to make it behave something like GSpace.
Google alone knows when will we see GDrive but until then ReadWriteWeb has some amazing tips for Google Developers working on the GDrive project. Here are those tips :
- Your files will become computable on a massive scale (Think of a Supermassive Super Computer)
- Mobile access
- Gears + GDrive
Come on Google, go for it. I can’t wait for the release of GDrive. I got Gigs of stuff to store on it.