If a leaked screenshot obtained by Talk Android proves to be true, Google Drive will offer users 5GB of free storage with the ability to purchase upgrades for additional space.
“Access files on your computer from anywhere,” reads the tagline found on the leaked screenshot. “Put files in Google Drive and you can access them on your desktop, mobile phone or tablet, and drive.google.com.”
Attempts to access drive.google.com from the Hardware Canucks office resulted in a 404 error.
Should leaked screenshot prove to be accurate, Google will be exceeding the 2GB of free data storage offered by Dropbox to all users and matching the amount of storage offered by Amazon’s Cloud Drive and Apple’s iCloud.
The first reports of a Google cloud service came in February from the Wall Street Journal.
“If a person wants to email a video shot from a smartphone, for instance, he can upload it to the Web through the Drive mobile app and email people a link to the video rather than a bulky file,” the WSJ reported.
Google has repeatedly declined to talk about Drive, stating that it does not comment on “rumor or speculation.”
According to Talk Android, Drive is expected to be released on April 16.