Yesterday Google announced a great news I have been waiting for a very long time, more than a Google Phone or than an Apple Tablet: “the ability to upload, store and organize any type of file in Google Docs. With this change, you’ll be able to upload and access your files from any computer”.
This is the first great step forward to create a definitive Google Cloud (aka GDrive). Google, since GMail, offered tons of free online storage, but it was limited only to that service. Picasa and Docs users know well that a free Google account gives you only 1 GB of storage for images and photos, and 1 GB for documents and there’s never been a sharing between these storage quotas. Only purchasing additional space allows the user to have a common space in case of run out. I personally purchased additional storage a few months ago, but still Google Docs had very big limitations: I had 80 GB of Google storage and still unable to use it as I needed!
Now something seems to change. Limitations are yet present (“you can upload to Google Docs any file up to 250 MB. You’ll have 1 GB of free storage for files you don’t convert into one of the Google Docs formats”), but I repeat, it’s a big improvement, and a Google user since very long time like me knows too well that BigG constantly works to improve its products and offers the best innovative services. I think it’s only a matter of time to see a Dropbox-like desktop integation to really benefit the cloud. When this will happen, we probably will be able to buy netbooks equipped with Google Chrome OS, that’s the final goal.