Google Drive App Spotted on Developer Phone: Ready for Release?

By Alexandra Burlacu | Apr 21, 2012 01:27 PM EDT

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

Could Google's highly anticipated cloud storage service be finally ready for prime time? Google has been keeping its Google Drive app under wraps, but pictures of an app called Drive have recently surfaced. The pictures have been leaked from what seems to be a Google developer-friendly Android phone.

Follow us

Previous rumors have indicated that Google's cloud storage service may be ready for launch as early as next week. Should this already be a fully functional app, those rumors might actually turn out to be true. A video streamed by AndroidDevelopers gives us an early look behind the curtain:

Although the video was not streamed in HD and it is rather blurry, the standard Android share to option clearly shows "Drive." Google's cloud storage service is expected to allow users to share pictures, video, documents and more to their Drive, but how exactly will it work or look is still shrouded in mystery for now.

5GB of Free Cloud Storage

Google Drive should be a service similar to Dropbox and other cloud storage options. Though Google hasn't even announced Google Drive, there is no doubt that it's coming. The latest rumors indicate it will launch early next week, and will provide 5GB of free cloud storage, which would be more than what Dropbox and the Amazon Cloud Drive are offering for free.

If Google does indeed launch the service next week, we should be hearing an official announcement from Google very soon. Could this video indicate that the cloud service is ready to go? Multiple developers seem to be already using it. On the other hand, even if this is an actually functional version of Drive, it still doesn't guarantee the service is ready for launch anytime soon. It does mean, however, that Google's Android developers have a version to work on, which adds some more credibility to rumors about an upcoming launch.

(reported by Alexandra Burlacu, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)


Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

© 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Featured Video : Intel Pocket Avatars

Join Our Conversation

Autothysis128t GSM-enabled self-destructing hard drive Hard drive self-destruct by text: World’s first SSD to offer remote NAND flash storage fragmentation
Check whether an iOS device was stolen with this new iCloud tool
Purported Google Nexus 6 spotted in the wild – Is this the real deal?
Apple to add gold color option to 2014 full-size iPad, launch expected this month
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Amazon LogoAmazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC LogoHTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google DowntimeGoogle blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
Vine update brings new camera experienceVine gets major update, lets you upload previously-shot videos & more (VIDEO)
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) finally hits Windows Phone – Available as a free download now
Instagram releases Bolt ephemeral messaging app in select markets to challenge Snapchat
PayPal for iOS update brings loyalty card support, other features and enhancements
Copyright © 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps
Real Time Analytics