Has Google Already Started “Google Drive” Cloud Storage Service?
Last week, a Wall Street Journal article claimed that Google was hard at work on a new cloud storage system, one it would be launching in the near future. The company is still being quiet regarding the rumor, but tonight one user claims that Google has already granted him access to the cloud service, which will supposedly arrive as Google Drive.
While it would be trivial to fake simple screenshots like this, there are reason to believe what we’re looking at is legitimate. Besides the proximal date to the WSJ story, this supposed Google Drive page featured a favicon graphic that reflects an earlier discovery of what was then thought to be imagery tied to Google’s upcoming cloud service (below).
We’re still lacking many of the details of how Google Drive would work, including storage limits and any fees for use. We also haven’t directly seen how Drive would integrate with Android, but you can bet that if Google’s preparing to launch such a service, cloud-based storage for mobile devices will be a big part of it.