Word is going around that Google will release a Dropbox-like cloud storage service. Anticipated to be released in the coming weeks or months, the service will be free or charge for most users, although storing large quantities of data will require a fee.
The Google service, called Drive, is "expected to launch in the coming weeks or months." It will be free of charge for most users, although the Wall Street Journal says large quantities of online storage will be available for a fee. (That fee, incidentally, is said to be less than what Dropbox currently charges.) Google Drive should behave in much the same way as Dropbox, allowing users to upload large files into the cloud from PCs and mobile devices, and to then share those files with a link.
Rumors about a Google cloud storage service have been around for years, but so far it hasn't been released yet.