googlecloud Google rumoured to launch cloud storage service

Google is rumoured to be working on a cloud storage service that is believed to be nearing readiness for launch.

Google is rumoured to be working on a cloud storage service that is believed to be nearing readiness for launch.

 
Sources close to the company suggest that the search giant is working on a service that will rival Dropbox and possibly also Amazon and Microsoft, expanding the company's existing storage offerings like Google Docs and Google Music by offering a universal and scalable cloud storage solution.
 
No prices or storage limits are known at this stage, but since Dropbox offers 2GB for free we can likely expect that Google will do the same and might even offer significantly more storage space for free users. Anyone going over the quota will likely have to pay a subscription fee, depending on which bracket of use they fall into.
 
googlecloud Google rumoured to launch cloud storage service
 
The service is believed to be a resurrection of the G-Drive idea it proposed and killed off several years ago. This is certainly the time for such a move, as the cloud is becoming increasingly big. There is also an opening in online storage as companies like MegaUpload are taken down, but Google will likely have to be a lot stricter with what kinds of files it hosts to avoid similar problems.
 
Google's cloud service will allow users to share videos directly from the cloud and will likely feature integration with other Google products, such as Google Docs and possibly Google+.
 
The service is expected to launch within weeks or months, suggesting there's mostly just polishing work remaining.