The rumors around Google’s new cloud-storage service have finally been confirmed. Google Drive is officially here and ready to shake things up in the cloud-storage service market.
Although industry experts are already branding Google Drive as arriving ‘late’ in the market, it’s intriguing to see how their service will rival the ‘king of cloud-storage’, Dropbox and also Microsoft’s SkyDrive Service.
Google Drive offers an attractive 16 TB (terabytes) of storage for photos, documents, videos and all other online content whilst also allowing their users 5GB (gigabytes) of free storage space. Senior Vice President of Chrome and Apps, Sundar Pichai, has declared, ‘Today, we’re introducing Google Drive – a central place where you can create, share, collaborate and keep all of your stuff.’
Does Google Drive have the ability to replace the current industry leading cloud-storage services? Or will it become a great addition to users’ current services? SkyDrive offers the best disk space out of all 3 services, while Dropbox excels in 3rd party app integration, but Google Drive is great for selective syncing as it allows users to have full control over which files they wish to sync.
Each cloud-storage service has their benefits and strong points so it’s hard to determine which service is the best. One thing is for sure though, with added competition to the market, each storage service is guaranteed to improve in the future and offer better rates for their users.
Check out our infographic below for a quick rundown on Google Drive and all its features.