Internet giant Google is preparing to announce its cloud based storage service. Google Drive will allow consumers to store photos, documents and other content online. The service will offer both free and premium options and could be announced as early as today.
Along with the option of storing their content online, consumers will also be able to take advantage of a search function to sift through their documents and other content. Google Drive will offer a unique search capability that will include image search technology to sift through Adobe PDF files and photos. Consumers will also have the ability to access these files from any web connected device or handset.
Google Drive will offer 5GB of free storage and a maximum of 100GB premium paid for versions. There will also be other amounts of data and corresponding price points available.
The online storage service will face strong competition from already established cloud based options such as Dropbox, Box and Evernote. Microsoft Corp also offers its SkyDrive service. Another option, Box, already offers a selection of business focused tools such as online collaborations facilities.