After many years of rumors and speculation, the Mountain View search giant has finally launched Google Drive, a cloud storage, search and collaboration service. A free account will give you 5 GB of cloud storage and you can upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or 1TB for $49.99/month. Upgrade accounts will also see their Gmail storage bumped up to 25 GB, everyone else has 10 GB now, up from about 7.5 GB.
The document syncing software is available today for Windows, OS X, and Android, with an upcoming iOS app coming soon. With this new offering Google has seriously undercut well-known and established companies such as Dropbox, which offers 2 GB for free and and a steeper pricing scheme. After about 6 years of rumors and speculation, is Google too late to the cloud storage and syncing game? How will Dropbox and similar services react? Only time will tell.
Via [Google Blog]
Cross-posted from TechnologyTell