Google launched new service - Google Drive Cloud Storage
Finally after a long wait Google is officially entering the cloud storage market with its much anticipated cloud device the "Google Drive". Initial names were ranging from GDrive or Platypus but the search giant finally settled for Google Drive. Customers can ultimately produce, share, collaborate, and preserve all of your stuff in Google's cloud but have they missed the boat?
Google Drive will offer similar services of cloud storage and sharing but with a few additional benefits like an image recognition service, which will be able to identify important landmarks, for e.g the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon. It will also be able to identify faces of some famous personalities.
Features of Google Drive Cloud Storage includes its capability to index about 30 different kinds of files which includes .pdf files too.
A serious for Google Drive is that it has entered the cloud market pretty late and so it has fallen behind companies like the corporate targeting box, DropBox, Apple, Amazon-all competing for end users file storage requirements.
There is no mention of audio streaming thing which would have put them head-to-head with Apple's iCloud and Amazon's Cloud Generate.
The main drawback of Google Drive is that when documents are opened for editing, they open in web-browser and it also does not support off-line editing.
Service Costs set by Google Drive
So we'll have to wait a few more months before we can conclude who emerges the victor