Google now offering 15GB of free storage, shared across all services

By Shawn Knight
May 13, 2013
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  1. Google announced on Monday that storage capacity across Drive, Google+ and Gmail is climbing to 15GB. The changes, revealed just ahead of the company’s annual Google I/O developers conference, will begin to roll out over the coming weeks according to...

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    IAMTHESTIG TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 390   +35

    All your data are belong to us.
    spydercanopus likes this.
  3. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 887   +171

    Yay, more free space. I frequently use Google Drive so this is good news!
  4. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    This is all great and awesome on google's part. but consider the majority of the country is still running on snail internet speed with upload speed averaging 1mbps, it's really hard to take advantage of cloud space. I know that where I live, I only get one two choices, that's ATT DSL and Clear Wireless, both only offer up to 1mbps up. before Clear became available, ATT was THE ONLY choice in my area. if only google would bring gigabit to LA.
  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,853   +889

    As much as I would like to use cloud storage, I just never do. I store photos on Skydrive sometimes, but that is about it.
    roxxas2 likes this.
  6. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TechSpot Booster Posts: 310   +62

    Because Google rocks, that's why
  7. highlander84

    highlander84 TechSpot Member Posts: 98   +20

    I have 50+ GB with dropbox the only thing I use it for is photo syncing from my phone. I have Google Drive + and Gmail but never really considered using the space... I think once you commit to one provider you have to stay there, or spend hours transferring data across platforms..
  8. Dustyn

    Dustyn Newcomer, in training Posts: 31

    "The move now makes Google the leader in free storage capacity.".... Leader? As if! Watch as everyone else matches or exceeds this.
  9. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    If Gmail and Drive are combining, then I'm about to have a 1TB gmail with Google Fiber.
  10. sapo joe

    sapo joe TechSpot Member Posts: 81

    I started using Google Drive since M$ decided to drop support for Windows XP X64 in Skydrive (I have an older machine that runs on it).

    So, it's all good news for me... \o/
  11. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,147   +172

    Good move by Google.

    If you have privacy concerns, you can use a 3rd party encryption solution to put encrypted content into your Google Drive.
  12. Bring back free business emails for companies with 15 or less employees! They used to offer it free for 500+ employees!​

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