In one of those “oops” moments, a Google employee has probably shared more than he planned about Google’s upcoming service. It happened during an Android Developers’ Hangout session, a social networking initiative that lets you “meet, share and connect with the people behind the Android developer experience”. Said employee was showing off the sharing features of an app on his Galaxy Nexus, when a logo that looks a lot like Google Drive’s supposed icon popped up on the phone.
The slip was first noticed by an eagle-eyed fellow from The Verge. With the video making its way to the blogosphere, Google decided to spoil the party by making the video private. Luckily, a copy of the video was made and uploaded, so you can see it for yourself below.[embed width=”600″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeQ45Dp629U&feature=player_detailpage[/embed]
While this proves that Google Drive is at least not a figment of our imagination, we can’t really tell how soon the service will go live due to a lack of official confirmation from Google. We’ve recently reported that Google Drive is expected to come next week, with Tuesday being a high possibility. More than just an online storage solution, Google Drive will also offer free online syncing of your files (all 5GB of them). According to past leaks, the service will be compatible with Android and iOS devices, as well as PCs and Macs.
In a couple of days, we’ll find out if Dropbox and the gang will have one more reason to be anxious about competition. We’ll keep you posted.