More details surface on Google's alleged GDrive

Google's GDrive might actually exist. That's at least what new rumors surrounding the storage service suggest.

Over the past few weeks, numerous reports have surfaced suggesting that the mythical Google GDrive, an online storage service developed by the online giant, might be a reality even though the company has kept its alleged existence under wraps.

Blogger Brian Ussery has uncovered an interesting hint that the GDrive might actually exist. The Google Pack software bundle, which is for Windows users who want to use software from Google and its partners, includes a small piece of code apparently containing the GDrive's product category and description.

Here is what one blogger discovered. Google

"Online file backup and storage...GDrive provides reliable storage for all of your files, including photos, music and document," the description reads. "GDrive allows you to access your files from anywhere, anytime, and from any device - be it from your desktop, Web browser or cellular phone."

The description may be the most reliable indicator thus far that Google will be unveiling a product called the GDrive in the future. Prior to this discovery, rumors were swirling that a "Google Web Drive" was coming after a "Move to Collection" command for handling folders was found in the new Picasa for Mac beta version. Google confirmed that the option was included in the release, but it removed it a day later in an update.

Meanwhile, a Blogoscoped post last week reported that the blog had found an online document mentioning a "Google Web Drive." Once the report surfaced, the document was apparently deleted.

So far, Google has yet to confirm the existence of the GDrive or Google Web Drive. But as more indicators crop up, it's only a matter of time before the company needs to say something about the rumored storage service. Until then, look for more details to emerge, whether Google wants them to or not.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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