Google Drive Free Storage Tripled to 15 GB For All Users
Shortly after Amazon was found trying to compete
with Apple and other cloud services by offering 5 GB of free storage space, it seems like Google has decided to step it up a notch. Google recently announced that the free storage space that spans several Google services such as Gmail, Google+ and Google Drive is now being tripled to a whopping 15 GB for all customers.
The changes are said to be rolling out over the next few weeks to all Google customers. The space is shared so if you are using Google Drive, that 15 GB is shared with any of your other Google services that require storage. As many of you may already know, 15 GB is quite the competitive number in today’s age as Apple and Amazon only provide 5 GB with iCloud and Amazon Cloud Drive respectively, with Dropbox offering a measly 2 GB. There is another service that offers 10 GB of free storage, MediaFire, but their free tier includes ads. All services allow you to get more storage for an additional fee as usual. What will be interesting to see here though is how companies such as Apple will respond to Google’s challenge – will they try match? Or stand firm?
This move unifies Google storage system, a concept similar to that of Apple with its iCloud service, although at this point Apple doesn’t count image storage in Photo Stream against your 5 GB. It still pales in comparison though in the eyes of many. For those of you who are seeking to take advantage of the news or at the very least considering trying Google as an option given the fact they will be providing more storage space can use the free iOS app so to access your storage space or use the web browser on any computer.
Source: Google Drive