Google Drive quickly spotted during Android Developer demo (Video)

Ian Hardy

April 20, 2012 7:52pm


Google is rumoured to be launching Google Drive next week. This is their cloud storage service that will be compatible with Android and iOS devices – it’ll compete with others such as Dropbox and will supposedly offer users 5GB of free storage. Screenshots have already leaked online, but today during a Google Android Developers Hangout the infamous Google Drive was quickly caught on film, well at least a logo of it. The Google employee was demonstrating an easy way to share a file and the usual suspects popped up, such as Bluetooth, Dropbox, GMail, along with the “Drive” and “Export to Storage” option.

No other details, but this confirms that Google Drive exists and at the very least is in testing. Hopefully all the details will unfold next week. Video after the break

Source: The Verge

  • rich

    I hope us Canadians get to enjoy this like we enjoy shopper, chrome os, wallet and voice.

    • rich

      Whoops, almost forgot Google Music.

    • asdfja

      actually we do have chrome atleast :)

  • Jake

    umm what phone was he rocking there? What phone other than the GNex has no capacitive buttons?

    • Jamie

      Looks like a Galaxy Nexus to me

  • Mark

    I’m really hoping Google Drive brings something competitive to the table. Dropbox has slick upload features but limited space and encourages pimping and spamming to ‘earn’ storage. Box has a nice 50gig offer recently but lacks the features of dropbox.

    Google Music offers storage of 20,000 songs for free – that is perhaps as much as 100gigs. Gmail another 7 gigs for email. If Drive is released with less Dropbox’s storage levels I’ll be really disappointed.