If you have not been keeping up to date with all the latest android news, you may not have noticed that Google has now stepped up the role it plays in the world of cloud storage. In contrast, if you have been keeping close tabs on your android device, then you would have likely noticed that Google Docs has undergone a major face life and re-branding and is now ubiquitously titled - Google Drive.
So what is Google Drive? For android users, Google Drive is the newest way to store all your files online, in the cloud, making them accessible from anywhere on the globe. Offering 5gb of space, plus the obvious benefits of being a Google product (and hence hopefully having seamless integration into android phones), Google Drive will be a strong competitor with other cloud storage apps such as Drop Box. The Guardian have written a great post on how Google Drive stacks up against the competition here.
So should you trust Google as the safekeeper of even more of your precious data? To be honest - the jury is still out. I am yet to be given access to the app, but from the screen shots it looks great! I guess only time will tell whether it will truly knock other cloud storage solutions off their mantle, but being a Google product, it will absolutely give the competition a run for their money.
Whilst we wait for access to be granted, check out the screen shots below, and watch the video above. It is enough to make you want to switch to yet another Google product? I for one, at a minimum, will be giving it a try! Time Magazine have come up with five reasons why we should give Google Drive a try - check them out!
In the words of the developer:
Keep everything. Share anything.