I heard this on today on Tech News Today through Twit.tv so i decided to have a little dig around as well and see what was this all about. Soon as i heard my thoughts though were of course, “A Google Drive…Yes Please!”.
A Google Drive would be awesome and another logical step for Google to make into integrating every service into their ever syncing cloud based eco-system. Now, i will case both arguments whether this is rumoured to be real and let you decide as right now it can only be classed as rumour, albeit a very exciting one at that.
Felipe Zorzo found some evidence that he think suggests that we could be seeing the Google Drive in the very near future. Delving deep into the code of Google Docs and finding his way through he found some interesting bits and pieces that revealed that the Google Drive is hidden and exists.
In his own words he describes it like this.
Now comes the icing on the cake: According to our findings in the current implementation in Google Docs is an option called "Download Google Drive" menu to upload files. Could this be the final confirmation that there is even an application in the style of Dropbox ?
If you want to know the full story and how to find out for yourself with the process on getting it the Google Drive displayed you can check it out here – Google Drive Exposed
It’s possible and also very likely that Google have a Google Drive product, it would make sense too of course with it tying in with all other services so nicely. Well, not long after this was put out there the Google Operating System Blog stuck out a post that dismissed the whole thing.
They dismissed it with this “Google Drive is just a new name for Google Docs, so you shouldn’t expect a new service. What you can expect is a new software that synchronizes your files with Google Docs and more free storage.” Now, whether you believe that is true or not is up to you of course and to make your own decisions on what you think, but i for one think that’s a cover up to dismiss something that was found when it wasn’t supposed to be. Maybe i am wishing and dreaming of a Google Drive, but it’s pretty likely i feel that something was stumbled upon here.
Google Drive on desktop, web, Android and with all our services packed into one – Picasa, Google +, Google Music, Google Docs, Gmail, well the list goes on and you get the picture.
Possibilities and surmising, could we be seeing something similar to Microsoft and the Skydive?, maybe a Dropbox competitor?, or maybe it is just apart of Google Docs and a new name for the sync service inside (Surely not), but whatever it is something was found and I’ll let you decide.