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by George Heymann

Google Drive, Great start but room for improvement!

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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It’s been nearly a week since Google released Google Drive, and it’s off to a great start. Drive is available for Android, Mac and PC with an iOS and Linux client promised soon. The cloud storage drive comes with 5 GB of free storage which is upgradeable to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB.

I’ve been using Drive to replace Dropbox for many functions and have been satisfied with its initial implementation. I share my gDoc files as well as an assortment of other files between several of my devices.

Google Docs is integrated with Drive and I would like to see a shared Synced Google Music Folder that would replace the Google Music Manager for Up/Downloading music files. A shared Photo folder would also be a welcomed addition.

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Gundotra: Google I/O will highlight developer opportunities for Android and Chrome.

We’re less than 24 hours away from Google I/O 2011; and for the first time in Google I/O history, you’ll be able to follow the keynote presentations through live streams. Videos from all the sessions are promised to be available 24 hours after the conference

From left to right: Andy Rubin, Vic Gundotra, Sundar Pichai

“This year’s keynote presentations will highlight the biggest opportunities for developers and feature two of our most popular and important developer platforms: Android and Chrome. Google engineers from Andy Rubin and Sundar Pichai’s teams will unveil new features, preview upcoming updates, and provide new insights into the growing momentum behind these platforms,” according to Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering for Google.

Countdown begins in …………..3…..2…..1…….

Source: The Official Google Blog, The Official Google Code Blog

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