[Breaking] Newest Google Drive Screenshot Shows 5GB of Free Storage


A few days ago we showed you an exclusive screenshot from Google’s pet project, Google Drive, that showed 2GB of free storage. At that time our tipster mentioned something about getting up to 5GB of storage instead of the pictured 2GB but they didn’t really divuldge anymore information other than that. I had a theory that maybe this extra space was to be based on referrals or some other incentives, but as it appears now I was completely wrong. It seems that each and every person who opens a Google Drive account will be given a total of 5GB of free storage. Not 1, not 2, but 5GB right out of the gate as you can plainly see below in the latest screenshot obtained by our tipster. Pretty exciting, no? We also hear that we’re still on track for a release the week of April 16th so luckily we don’t have to wait much longer before we know all there is to know about Google’s upcoming cloud based service. We will definitely keep you posted if our inside source decides to reveal any more information.

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  • Andrea Stefano Corti

    se lo spazio costerà meno che su dropbox.. sicuramente :D

  • UK

    Is this real or a fake? In a German blog they are discussing that it seems to be a fake screenshot, because it states “5GB” instead of “5 GB” (missing space).

  • Anonymous

    Has Google lost its edge? I am a fan of its products, but this is the Google that brought us 1GB email at a time its competitors offered 2-4MB. Does Google not have the largest servers in the world? Surely it can offer its users at least 50GB, when its Music service already offers us 20,000 songs, aka 100GB?

    • yosh

      Don’t quote me on this, but I have a feeling that Google Music combines data from all the accounts. So, each song is only stored on their servers once. If you and I both stream a particular song, it’s the same file that is being accessed. I imagine this is how they are able to offer so much space.

  • Sushubh Mittal

    Google needs to do more than 50GB that is easily accessible on services like Box with some conditions. In any case, anything less than 25GB makes it a bad deal compared to Skydrive. I also hope that they drop the prices of paid storage. 20 cents per GB is cheap of course but looking at the growing competition, cheaper would be better! 

  • West Anthony

    5GB’s? MS offers 25GB’s for free

    • but few people use that one. and you don’t need much more than 5gb excluding videos and if you do you  can buy it :)

  • If this was real, the screenshot should have included the URL of so called page. I am sure Google Drive is coming but for someone to write an article about it and confirm with all these half cooked screenshots just to generate traffic is what I don’t buy. Author lost their credibility on this, all future and past posts. 

    • Really, Jack? Come back after Drive is released and then we can discuss my credibility. Crow tastes nice I hear.

    • Testy68

      I would think credibility will be determined based on how accurate the report/post was/is…

  • Like other people are saying, why use Google Drive at 5GB, when MS offers 25GB for SkyDrive; at this point I don’t see it being useful unless they offer the same [25GB] space as MS does, or offer more space than MS does!

    • Because Skydrive isn’t as flexible. Google Docs, as an editor, is much more advanced at this time and Skydrive only offers 5GB for Dropbox-style syncing. Otherwise it’s drag-and-drop.

    • Skydrive is the biggest POS that M$ has offered in a long time. Enjoy your garbage… 

  • Sri Lankan

    This is fake atleast the image…. see the blue download button and its margins … its above the talkandroid logo (which cant happen)

    • I do not thing TalkAndroid will drop out their reputation with such fake image, unless they did not know the actual original picture before claiming that they have  breaking news.

    • The download button is transparent. The logo isn’t above it. doofus… 

  • For all you naysayers. Lets just see what happens once Google Drive is released and then we can discuss what’s fake…

  • It should be amazing if Google Drive offer synchronization for free, like Dropbox. However I am not sure whether we can increase the storage by inviting others taking part in Google Drive.

  • Travis Washburn

    true, 5GB isn’t much. but people don’t realize that google already offers nearly unlimited cloud storage:

    you can put all your music on google music (automatically uploaded). all your (not copyrighted) videos can go on youtube. google+ will store all your photos (at a reduced size—easily synced through Picasa and the g+ mobile app), and you can have an unlimited number of documents in google docs (only PDFs count against your storage). 

    microsoft offers 25GB. and yet i already have WAY MORE THAN 25GB stored in google’s cloud. 

    google’s cloud services already dominate in some huge ways. people just don’t recognize all these options. hopefully google drive will unite these different resources, and make it easier to store all your mp3s, videos, music, photos, and docs in a single, simple place—both locally and online.

    • you can have an unlimited number of documents in google docs ”
      Not true. Google offers 1GB storage for free on Google Docs.

      • Google Guy

        If documents uploaded to Google Docs are converted into Google Docs format, they don’t count towards your storage limit of 1GB.  Regardless, it only costs $5 for 20GB more.

        • Glen H

           Documents created on google docs don’t take up storage, but I think documents you upload that have been converted still take up storage space, but less than an unconverted document

    • Kellic

      While most of that is true, you can no longer share photos with G+ / 
      Picasa.  You can only share via G+.  Making it less then useful.

  • Wow..this cool. 5GB storage is good enough if you’re just storing documents and even images.

    • Kellic

      No really.  Documents yes.  But my phone takes 8MP pictures.  I have 50GB on my dropbox and it can fill up fast.  Now if you are constantly cleaning out your dropbox that is fine.  But its extremely nice to never have to think about removing pictures off of dropbox.

  • Now Google gives you 15GB of free space in Google Drive.