It has been a long time coming. Rumours of a Google online storage service have been a long-standing joke in the IT community, with Gdrive being a touted name for it. However, Google have officially confirmed the release of Google Drive on their official blog. The service is being rolled out worldwide in stages.
The Google Drive website features the video below, giving more information about the service.
Early users suggest that the service is basically a clone of Dropbox, albeit one that offers 5GB of free storage compared to the 2GB offered by Dropbox. Google Drive is replacing Google Documents, so all documents stored in there will be moved to Google Drive when the update occurs.
I have to admit, despite being an Android user (phone and tablet) and using a lot of Google services, I’m entirely happy with Dropbox’s free service, so at the moment there is no incentive for me to change to Google Drive, unless I need that extra space in the future.