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Google Drive rumored to offer up to 100GB of storage, Google Docs gets updated to 5GB

Couple of interesting cloud based storage news from Mountain View. Reuters is reporting that according to its sources, Google Drive service will allow the user to have up to 100GB of storage space. This will of course be a paid extra, with 5GB being made available by default.

Reuters is also saying that the service could be officially launched as soon as Tuesday, that is today. For those who are not aware, Google Drive is said to be Google’s answer to Microsoft’s SkyDrive and Apple’s iCloud service. Users will be able to upload their pictures, videos, documents, etc. all in one place, which will then be synced across different devices.

The other news is regarding Google Docs, which has seen its default storage upgrade from 1GB to 5GB. It will also be available for those who purchased additional storage from Google. So if you upgraded your account to, say, 20GB, your total storage space will now show up as 25GB in Docs, although the extra storage space won’t be shared across other Google services such as Gmail and Picasa.

The extra storage space is being rolled out in typical Google fashion so don’t worry if you don’t see it being reflected immediately in your Google Docs account.

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