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Google Drive Surfaces On Android Phone In Google Hangout Video

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    Google Drive Surfaces on Android Phone in Google Hangout Video (click for full article)

    "News of the new Google Drive moved right along on Friday, with a Google Hangout video clearly showing a Google Drive icon on an Android Phone.


    It could be a cloud storage drive for Google Play or Google TV, or the rumored Google entertainment system. It appears to be some kind of Google cloud storage, or file storage for music, media files and other documents similar to the Amazon Cloud Drive.


    Google has since taken down the Google Drive video, but The Verge managed to capture the video which you can watch above. This of course has set speculation alive that the Google Drive release date could be announced as early as this week, and the possibility that video was done intentionally to fuel Google Drive rumors in the form of pre-release hype (which we're obviously happy to take part in).


    There have been rumors in the past about a Dropbox like service from Google, even as much the possibility Google even trying to buy Dropbox itself. Look for some action on an announcement on a Google Drive release date as soon as this week.


    What could be great about the Google Drive for the Android Nation is the ability to have their own version of Apple's iCloud, Amazon's Cloud Drive, or any of the other variants that are sure to arrive in the next 18 months. This would create a great nexus to tie between a desktop / laptop computer, an Android Phone or tablet, and even into the living room experience as people tie their TV to the internet for a home theatre set up. You'd get all of your media (music, movies, TV shows et al) in one central spot that you can use anywhere. "
     
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    ‘S-Cloud’ and Google Drive to enter storage market by next week (click for full article)

    "Google and Samsung will both join the cloud storage market within the next 10 days, if rumours circulating in the US are correct. Google's Dropbox-style cloud storage 'Drive' has been the centre of speculation for some time and is expected to launch this week, while industry insiders are also claiming Samsung could launch a rival to Apple's iCloud on 3rd May.


    While Google Drive has been less of a trade secret, with rumours about the search giants' shift into cloud storage having been prominent in the tech media for several weeks, Samsung's new cloud locker comes as more of a surprise.


    Dubbed 'S-Drive' (although not officially confirmed), the storage platform is expected to be launched alongside the Korean hardware provider's new smartphone, the Galaxy S3, next Thursday. "
     
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    As Google Drive launches, a guide to your storage options | The Technology Chronicles | an SFGate.com blog (click for full article)

    "Today you may be hearing lots about Google Drive, an online storage service that has been rumored to be coming online now for more than six years. The Drive arrived today offering 5 gigabytes of free storage, integration with the popular Google Docs service, and powerful search features that can scan text inside images.


    It also arrived with a couple drawbacks: no ability to edit Google Docs in your Drive when you're offline; and no application for your iPhone or iPad, to name two.


    The good news is that anybody with an Internet connection has access to tons of free storage. Not enough to replace your hard drive, perhaps, but certainly enough to store loads of photos, documents and even some videos. Here are some of the big players.


    The service: Dropbox.
    The offering: 2 gigabytes for free
    The platforms: Windows, Mac, Web, iOS, Android, BlackBerry
    Nifty trick: You can get 500 megabytes of additional free storage for each person you refer to Dropbox, up to 18 GB. (This was easier before Dropbox had 50 million users.) "
     
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    Google Drive: Will it put Dropbox and Box out of business? [Poll] (click for full article)

    "By now you know it's no secret that Google Drive has been officially announced. Hell, Google wasted no time in making it available to everyone. Early signs are that the cloud storage service will be a juggernaut in this field, and it certainly has the potential to leapfrog any and all competitors in its way.

    Box.net and Dropbox are the two heavy hitters already established in this sector of the market so we'll take a look at each and decide who has the edge. We'll first look at the features of each and then compare pricing and storage options for all three. "
     
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