Google drive now becomes official!
I was updating some of my android apps when I saw a new icon on my installed apps list. Then I saw the name.. Google Drive. However I noticed that it was asking me to “update” it. But I don’t remember installing it before.
It turns out that Google Drive replaced Google Docs in the Google Play Store. So I updated Google Docs/Google Drive. It said in a pop-up that Google Drive is the new home for Google docs and it also replaced by Google Docs icon to the G Drive icon.
But I won’t be able to access it yet. I’ll wait for Google to notify me when I can access G drive.
While Google is readying G Drive, lets talk about the storage plans:
- The FREE Google Drive account = 5 GB of Drive, 10 GB of Gmail, and 1 GB of Picasa
- $2.49 / Month = 25 GB for Drive and Picasa + Your Gmail storage will be upgraded to 25 GB
- $4.99 / Month = 100 GB for Drive and Picasa + Your Gmail storage will be upgraded to 25 GB.
- Other plans (storage space / Monthly fee):
- 200 GB $9.99
- 400 GB $19.99
- 1 TB $49.99
- 2 TB $99.99
- 4 TB $199.99
- 8 TB $399.99
- 16 TB $799.99
Note that Google bumped the storage limit of Gmail from 7GB to a max limit of 10GB. Yesterday, my Gmail limit was around 7GB+ now its 8641 MB (8.6GB). Update: as of April 26, 2012, my Gmail’s max limit is now at 10240 MB (10GB).
I wonder what will happen to those currently paying $20/year for an 80GB Google Docs space now that a 100 GB is $60/year ($4.99/month x 12 months) in Google Drive.
Last week, I blogged about how I think other Google services will be integrated with Google Drive. Lets see how far that hunch proved to be true.
April 26, 2012: My Google Drive is now ACTIVE
I like how fast you can work around Google Drive. Uploading and downloading docs and files. And yes I was right that docs files will automatically be opened in Google Docs.
You can download Google Drive here.