Rumor: Google Drive to launch during first week of April

Google Drive, Google’s Cloud-based storage service is set to launch next week, according to the folks over at Gigaoam. According to Gigaom’s Om Malik, the highly anticipated cloud storage service from Google will be available at some point during the first week of April.

According to Mr. Malik’s source, Google will be offering 1GB of storage space free to all users, but will charge for additional storage. Cloud Drive will come with a local client and the web interface will resemble that of Google Docs. The service will also be available for Google Apps users and an API will be made available for third-party apps.

The last time we heard any news about Google Drive was when the Wall Street Journal announced that the service would be launching soon, and that was back in February.

Once again, this is all a rumor at this point. Next week isn’t far away, so we’ll know for sure if Google Drive finally becomes reality.

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