Wednesday, April 25, 2012

GMail Capacity Upgraded, Announcing Google Drive

Google has announced through Gmail Blog that they are upgrading GMail's capacity from 7.5 GB to 10 GB (and still counting) to celebrate the their new service: Google Drive. This changes will not be instantly rolled out globally, but it will be completed by the next 24 hours. Although 2.5 GB is not that much, it's actually more than enough space for most users in GMail. I myself only used around 2.3 GB out of 7.5 GB provided by GMail.

In other Google Blog, they also announced the arrival of Google Drive, which can be used for people to work collaboratively with others. It's like a shared Google Docs IMHO. For starters, Google gives you 5 GB of storage for free. If you need more than that, you can buy additional storage.  When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB.

Here's the list of price Google is offering for additional storage space:
  • 25GB for $2.49/month
  • 100GB for $4.99/month
  • 1TB for $49.99/month
You can also expect Google Drive to be integrated with other Google products, such as Google+, GMail, GDocs, and don't forget about Chrome Web Store where you can install apps that can be used to create documents or videos or music that will later be uploaded to Google Drive.