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Google Drive Offers 5GB Free Storage, Rumored Release in Third Week of April

By Sidney Wong - on 2 Apr 2012, 10:39am

Google Drive Offers 5GB Free Storage, Rumored Launch in Third Week of April

Source: TalkAndroid

Google will soon join the likes of Apple's iCloud, DropBox, Box and Microsoft's SkyDrive with its own cloud storage service, Drive. 

According to TalkAndroid, the leaked screenshot obtained by its source pointed to a free 5GB storage space for users. In addition, the source mentioned that Google is likely to be launching the service in the third week of April. 

However, there are conflicting reports about the amount of free storage space that Google Drive will be offering. Earlier in the week, the same source who spoke to TalkAndroid sent in a screenshot pointing to only 2GB of free storage space.

On the other hand, Giga OM's sources claimed that Google Drive is only offering 1GB of free storage space. It is likely that Google will match Apple's iCloud service with 5GB of free storage space.

Android vendors are partnering with third party cloud storage services to boost the appeal of their mobile devices. HTC recently announced that its One series of smartphones will come with 25GB of free Dropbox storage for two years. Sony is currently offering 50GB of free Box storage space for every Xperia owner and the promotion is valid till 31st December 2012. Microsoft is also offering 25GB of free SkyDrive storage space for Windows Phone users. 

Source: TalkAndroid (1) (2) via TechCrunch 

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