Google Drive Officially Released by Google

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    It turns out that our teaser article from this morning was accurate. Google Drive was officially released today. You can pick up the app over at the Google Play Store and start uploading your important data to store in Google's "cloud." Here's a quote from the Google Play Store with a description:
    The app is free and the initial 5GB of storage is also free. Here is the pricing structure for the higher levels of storage with Google Drive:
    Here's the Google Play Store link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.docs.
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    It says google drive is not ready when you download it.
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    50GB- Box
    2GB- Zumo
    6.7GB- DropBox
    5GB- G Drive

    I think I'm set.
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    still mad I missed that promotion somehow...

    same here, but others are having similar "not ready" messages
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    Yea I had to change the build.prop on my D2 when I had it to look like a LG phone, and I got it lol
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    This was a different promotion. All you had to do was download the BOX app for android. Didn't matter which phone you had.
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    So besides it having more free storage how is it different from any other cloud storage? It gives you the option of storing it off line but with Dropbox anything you sync is avalible off line automatically. So I don't have to worry about if I marked a pic or doc off line. It seems to me that with it's current features, Drive is a day late and a dollar short when it comes to cloud storage. Nothing to see here folks...move along.

    This was posted using my Rezound.
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    I used my son's Sony Xperia Play to sign up and get the 50. Then just deleted it from his phone. :)
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    I had an update from Docs to Drive when I went to the Play store. I clicked the update. I lost the Docs icon, got the Drive icon, but I got the not ready message. When I click the Drive icon Docs open up
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    Prices are pretty good. 2gigs is enough for most, but I have large files. So I just go the poor-man's route using Dropbox and now Google. I have a couple of gmail accounts, so it's perfect for work and personal. Or maybe I'll just dedicate my 8gigs on Dropbox to work.

    The big game-changer, to me, was Google Music backing-up your music library. Up to 20,000 songs that's a ton of space. The only way you come up short between these services now is if you have a bunch of video.
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    You're right - $5/month for 100gb of synced space is really really competitive when compared to the likes of Dropbox, Sugarsync, etc. - excluding temporary deals like Box.net's 50gb for free thing.
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    Mine still says I will be alerted when my Drive account is ready. I don't get it because on my Google Apps account it is already live, but my personal gmail is way older and yet its not ready? Anyone have any idea how long I will have to wait?
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    I will be keeping an eye on it but until the can match dropbox(desktop sync app with files available offline) I will stick with dropbox. Plus I have earned like 15GB or so of free space on Dropbox from referrals.
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    same here but instead of zumo i have the 25g skydrive from hotmail
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    When using your phone.... If you download a file, picture, etc. Which folder is it downloaded to?

    I searched using a file manager and cannot find where it gets stored.

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    Only problem with Skydrive is I think it limits you to files <100megs. And I think only 5gigs will sync. It's another nice option, though.
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    OH YEAH. Got that also.

    Guess I'm REALLY set then.

    You're thinking of Box. SkyDrive limit is 2GB files.

    It is worth noting that I believe MS lowered the 25GB to 7GB, and if you want 25GB you can still get it, but it's a limit time thing.

    So, if you like skydrive, or what not. Login, and go to storage options, and see if the free 25GB option is checked or not.
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    nvm y'all.
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