Google working on cloud storage system

Google is expected to soon reveal Drive, an online cloud storage system.

Google working on cloud storage system

Google has been close to launching a “GDrive” for years, with CEO Larry Page working on the project six years ago. Google also unveiled a file storage system in 2010 for Google Apps users, but that was limited to 1GB at launch.

The new release, dubbed Drive, has more in common with rival Dropbox, according to sources cited in The Wall Street Journal, allowing any file to be uploaded and shared via a link or viewed via an internet connection on another device.

Google has yet to confirm or deny the report, and there’s no information about how much storage would be on offer. The report said the service, like its rivals, would offer a small amount of storage for free, and try to undercut Dropbox on larger paid-for accounts.

Google Drive is expected to be released within the next few weeks or months, the sources said.

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