Google Drive is official.

Big news for all you Google fans. The search giant has just announced its new service called Google Drive.

Google Drive is the company’s foray into cloud storage and sharing. Google coined the term “cloud computing,” and has been pushing the concept since the early 2000s, so it’s only fitting that they would jump into the cloud storage market.

Drive is quite similar to every other cloud storage service in nearly every way except a major one—seamless integration with all your other Google services. Google Docs, Gmail, Google+, YouTube, Google Calendar, etc.

All Google users will get 5GB of storage for free with monthly fees for anything more than that—25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or 1TB for $49.99/month. Folks who upgrade to a paid Google Drive account will also be rewarded with 25GB of Gmail storage, although Google also announced it’s now boosting the default Gmail storage from 7.5GB to 10GB for free.

So there you have it, folks. It’s been a long time in the making, but it’s finally here. Head over to the Google Drive website to sign up for an alert to let you know when your storage will be available.

And if you don’t have a Google account, why not? It’s free, and it opens up an entire segment of web functionality that you’ve been missing out on. Click here to create a new Google account.


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