Update: Google Drive is now live.
Assuming the post is genuine – and we have no reason to believe it is not – here is what we now know about Google Drive:
- as expected, users will get 5GB of free storage space
- additional space can be bought, of course, starting at 20GB for $4/month
- Google Drive will be deeply integrated into Google Docs. Indeed, Google calls it the “next evolution” of Google Docs.
- the web-based file viewer will be able to handle 30 file types, including Photoshop, Illustrator and HD video
- PC, Mac and Android apps will launch today. An iOS app will launch in the coming weeks.
- Google promises a 99.9% uptime
- there will be a focus on search, including some support for OCR and image recognition