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Google Drive : Have You Received Yours?

Not everyone it seems has managed to get access to Google Drive (opens in new tab); a quick straw poll in our office and on Twitter shows that roll out outside the United States is limited. This could be possibly due to the fact that the Google Drive for Mac/PC application is only availble in English according to Google's support page.

Google Apps users will also apparently need to wait errr for a few more weeks before being able to get Google Drive. Many have reported that Google deliveres a "your Google drive is not ready yet" message followed by an assertion by Google that you will be notified when it becomes available via email.

Worse still, a number of Mac users have been reporting that they couldn't download the Mac application for Google Drive. Google Drive was launched yesterday with 5GB cloud-based storage (up from 1GB from the previous Google Docs) while at the same time upping the storage capacity on Gmail to 10GB (opens in new tab).

Google also updated its storage plans with renewals and pricing structure focusing on monthly rather than yearly cycles while increasing the price of online storage significantly. 20GB storage used to cost $5 before and users will have to fork nearly $30 for 25GB with 100 per cent increases common across he board.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.