Google Drive leak confirms name, shows it will integrate with third-party services
More details keep slowly leaking on Google’s upcoming cloud storage service, with diagramming service Lucidtree accidentally confirming the name Google Drive while also showing it may integrate with third-party services.
We first heard that Google would shortly launch a cloud storage service just like Dropbox , Box, Microsoft’s SkyDrive, and Amazon CloudDrive in early February. Originally we thought Drive’s offerings will most closely mirror Dropbox, which supplies users access to cloud-connected storage on smartphones, tablets, Macs, and PCs. But now it also appears so as to add in a sprinkle of Box, which has a concern to integrate with many other third-party services.
Lucidtree accidentally posted the above page showing Google Drive integration yesterday, however it quickly bumped off the screen. Notably, Lucidtree CEO Karl Sun worked in numerous senior roles at Google before he left for Lucidtree, so it’s likely his company was approached by Google pre-launch so as to add Drive access. We predict Google is approaching a good number of third-party services so it may possibly have an entire host of partners when it launches.
GigaOM said that Google Drive might finally arrive the primary week of April . That prediction didn’t end up correct, but now with this leak, Drive’s launch could easily come next week.
Via The Verge