Google has certainly been aggressive lately and now it looks like they have ventured out into the external drive business but online. Or at least that is what this GDrive is basically all about. The GDrive will allow users to save their data online and users will be able to access their data from any computer in the world.
The GDrive could also partially replace the physical hard disk that a user needs to select an operating system (OS) for usage — that is, after the initial booting. Google’s online hard drive will merge all of Google’s web based applications and make them available together.
In short, it is designed mainly for saving online data and being able to access it from any computer in the world. However, space restriction and reliability could be a user’s concern while depending on the Google servers to save their precious data.
Overall, it looks like any similar online storage option that is offered today. If there is any difference, it is perhaps because of the brand name, Google. Once the GDrive is launched this year, expect a lot of people trying it out, particularly the ones who have a lot of files online.
Also, it wouldn’t be surprising if this would be offered to people with Google accounts. The only question is would it be an add-on or free if you are an existing subscriber.
Google Android is a free mobile OS that was originally developed for use on mobile devices. But while this may sound like this OS is mainly for miniature gadgets we are all paying much attention to, it seems that Google Android may soon find its way towards laptops and notebooks soon if Google finds a way to help the accidental OS to function normally under a notebook operating environment.
It does seem to be a good option considering that initial tests were done by two bloggers on how the Google Android can perhaps adhere towards the laptop setup.
Matthäus Krzykowski and Daniel Hartmann, posted the news on Thursday on the blog. They showed that they ported Google Android on a 1000H unit of the EEE PC series and that the operation took about four hours to complete.
The authors reported that Android is stable and has enough capabilities to make it a good operating system option for netbook manufacturers. The fact that the Android is open-source means that it offers virtually endless customizing and developing possibilities, just as Linux does today through its various distributions.
So if this is indeed a possibility, is Microsoft alarmed about it? For now maybe not but once Google finds a way to enhance the development of the Google Android to suit laptops (maybe even PCs), then perhaps a sense of urgency may be called for.
Google is certainly taking note of these developments and given their current manpower capable of getting the job done, it should not be surprising if they do indeed start checking out what they can do to cover these findings.