It has been a VERY long time coming, but Google’s cloud storage option has finally arrived, graced with the moniker “Google Drive.” The service, which is now available on the Google Play Store, gives you 5GB of free storage to store “documents, videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs, etc.” For the Google Docs, Google has now withdrawn the Google Docs service, and Docs is now a part of Drive. The other important feature is actually a missing feature, and that would be music. As of right now, Google hasn’t announced what Drive will do to incorporate music, however we are just going to assume that Google Music is going to remain its own separate entity.
Google Drive was built to be a universal system, and currently it is available for download to anyone with a Mac, PC, or Android phone and/or tablet. We have also been told that an iOS version is in the works and should be available soon. Right now, you are given 5GB of free storage, but upgrade options are available. If you would like to have 25GB, you will need to fork up $2.49/month, $4.99/month for 100GB and then a whopping $49.99/month for 1TB. The maximum amount available to users is 16TB, and that will run you an insanely-out-of-reach-for-most-world-citizens $799.99/month. Now, Google Docs are not included in your storage, so that should ease up your storage a bit.
Naturally, Google is still adding/removing features to perfect the service, so expect some changes over the next couple of weeks.
If you would like to take an in-depth look at the features of Google Drive, check out the videos below (courtesy of Google).