In today's fast moving mobile
technologies, where people are leaving behind their good old
desktops and making a shift to Tablets, Notebooks, Smart phones,
there has been definitely a need for things like cloud storage for
making your documents, pics, videos available to all different
devices you are using. And even there has to be an option to share
it with someone else.
Of course, you can use number for
file sharing websites for uploading and sharing files, but there
has been always a need for keeping things in sync on your different
There comes new technology called
Cloud storage and we already have different options available for
this like iCloud, Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive, etc.
All of these providers are offering
varied free storage and charges for more storage.
Apple iCloud - Only limitation in
Apple iCloud is that it can be accessed using Apple devices and
Windows PC not from any other mobile platform. And also they are
offering 5 GB of free storage.
Dropbox - It has been there from quite
a long time and having mobile app available for iPhone, iPad,
Android, Blackberry. It offers free storage of upto 18GB (2GB +
500MB each referral)
Microsoft SkyDrive -
As per recent update, Skydrive is upgrading existing 7GB free
accounts to 25GB free storage, which seems to be maximum available
free storage by any cloud storage provider. Skydrive is integrated
in Windows Phone and apps are available for other mobile
Google Drive - So, how in
the world can Google left behind, today they have announced their
Google Drive service which will offer 5 GB of free space and upto
100GB for premium plans. And it will also release apps for
different mobile platforms as well.
With Google entering this area now,
competetion is really going to be tough, will it become another
Gmail, Android like success stories from Google. Just wait and
watch. Right now, you might not get access to
Google Drive as it is
being given in phased manner. Just watch this video from Google for
more insight on this.