Google Drive set to kill Dropbox with desktop folders and 5GB free storage

Google's cloud storage system is right around the corner and the web's been treated to a shower of leaks

Google Drive is – in theory – days away from a big unveiling and the cloud storage system looks like it will take on rivals like Dropbox, iCloud and SkyDrive in the free space fight.

We previously moaned about Google only offering 1GB of free storage versus 2GB for Dropbox, 5GB for Apple's iCloud and 25GB for Microsoft's SkyDrive. And it seemed Google listened as The Next Web is reporting that Google Drive will roll out as a free app for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS with 5GB free storage to start.

The leak from a mystery Google partner also points to Google Drive appearing as desktop folders on Windows PCs and Macs, possibly with auto-synced contents.

We might also be able to edit our documents within the Google Drive smartphone apps if we want to particularly smash our data plan to smithereens.

So is it time to say so long Dropbox? We hope not but Google looks set to drop one convenient cloud bomb on us next week.

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