Google announced the G Drive back in January of this year which is a cloud service for accessing, storing, and sharing your personal or work files.
“Now accessing your work files doesn’t require a connection to your internal office network. Nor do you need to email files to yourself, carry around a thumbdrive, or use a company network drive – you can access your files using Google Docs from any web-enabled computer.”
Google did not confirm a release date for G-Drive but very recently, the folks over at TheVerge have come across Lucidchart account setting that allows signed-in customers to integrate Google Drive account. This is a very solid evidence that points towards a very recent and imminent launch of the service. The Lucidchart integration also confirms third-party account integration capability as well. This means that the GDrive APIs will be available to developers for integrating this service in third party applications allowing cloud storage options for all mobile users.
With the GDrive, Google is obviously going after Dropbox and this recent leak points to a very recent launch date. Android phones will have a very robust native application for this service and we can’t wait to see what Google has in store for this cloud based storage and sharing service.
Update: Google Drive will offer 5GB of free storage. TheNextWeb has apparently obtained a draft release that states Google Drive will launch during the week of April 23, 2012. Google Drive will be available on desktop, Android, and iOS. The official website will be at www.drive.google.com