Google is constantly coming up with new and innovative ideas. Google Chrome, Google Plus, and GMail are just a few popular sites which have come into existence in the past few years. In this past week, one of Google’s most recent ideas has been prematurely leaked to the public.
According to Android phone blog Phandroid, The Internet is buzzing with an image that that shows the frequently-discussed-but-never-seen Google Drive (which is also known as the GDrive). Apparently, GDrive starts out free for most users, but it also has a premium option for people who need more.
This product highly resembles the interface of what is currently Google Docs. Therefore, it’s a distinct possibility that this image could simply be a composite of Google Docs ‘creatively rearranged.’ However, there is a distinct possibility that the image is legitimate. Many tech-experts have long speculated that Google Docs was growing into a Google Drives-type interface, so perhaps this is the first real image of that suspicion.
According to Phandroid contributor Quentyn Kennemer, a user from the popular tech site Geek Wire claims he inadvertently received the image which has led to this increased speculation. “Unfortunately the reader didn’t give many details about the experience, but he did say that he saw an option to install Google Drive. It’s not clear what it is you’ll be installing, but possibilities include a Google Chrome app or a desktop app which will work sort of like DropBox in that it acts just like a real folder on your computer.”
Google is clearly working on something new, but we don’t know for sure how or when we will be seeing a release. It is possible that Google is saving the Google Drive announcement for their Google I/O event. This event is scheduled to take place sometime in the summer.
This new release may be just what Google needs. According to tech-firm Commission Launcher, Google’s influence is momentarily in decline. The company emphasizes the importance of Google, which consistently ranks among the top 5 websites in the entire world. Commission Launcher reports that “Google has gone from delivering 17 percent of all the traffic to the top 30 Websites in 2010 and 2011 to 16 percent in 2012.”
On the bright side, Commission Launcher also reports that Google ranked as the “number 1 source of traffic for about 80% of the top 30 websites.” Google will most likely be on top of the game for a while, but coming up with new ideas and programs is never a bad idea!