相信今天晚上已經有不少人在等候 Google Drive 的消息，每次 Google 推出新服務就會像 APPLE 推出新產品一樣熱絡，雖然目前 Google Drive 還在醞釀推出，不過法國 Google 官方人員卻在這時走漏了 Google Drive 的消息，網路上立刻掀起一陣騷動，雖然文章立刻被刪除，但是已經被眼尖的網友備份下來了。
※ 最新消息：Google Drive 正式上線
Google Drive 將帶來什麼呢，根據 TechCrunch 的報導，目前關於 Google Drive 的已知訊息有：
- 提供用戶 5GB 的免費儲存空間。
- 可額外加大儲存空間，基本方案為 20GB 每個月4美元，最高方案為16TB。（Google文件不列入計算）
- Google Drive 將與 Google 文件深度結合（目前 Google文件容量以提升到5GB）
- 今天將推出 for MAC、PC 和 Android 版本的 App。iOS 版會在近幾周推出。
- Google 保證 99.9% 的 uptime。
- 支援 OCR 及圖片辨識功能。
以下是將洩漏的原文以 Google 翻譯出來的內容
Posted by Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President, Google Chrome & Apps
Today we launch Google Drive, a centralized space where you can create, share, collaborate and store all your documents. You establish a budget with your staff that you develop a presentation with a working group or hosting a seminar, you can now do it in Drive. Download and access all your documents, videos, photos, Google Docs, PDF, etc..
Next step in the evolution of Google Docs and functionality of downloading any material, Drive will allow you to live, work and play in the Cloud.
Google Drive, you can:
Create and collaborate. Google Docs is integrated directly into Google Drive, allowing you to work in real time with colleagues on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Add and reply to comments on any media (PDF, image, videotape, etc.) and be informed when other people comment on or wish to share documents with you
Keep your documents securely and access anywhere and any device connected to the Internet. All your documents are just … there. Whatever happens. Drive you can install on your Mac, PC or download the application Drive on your phone or Android tablet. IOS version of the application will be available in the coming weeks. Drive is also accessible to visually impaired people using a screen reader tool
Search All. Search by keyword and filter by document type, owner, activity, etc.. Drive can even recognize the text content of a document scanned by technology OCR. For example, if you download the scanned image of an old newspaper clipping, you can search using one of the words quoted in the article. We have even begun to tap the image recognition: if you upload a picture of the Eiffel Tower in Drive, the next time you search the term [Eiffel Tower], the image will appear in the results
Open more than 30 types of documents directly from a Web browser – including high-definition video, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop – even without the proper software installed on your computer
We know that you need to access your documents in order to work everyday. Google Drive uses the same infrastructure as any other Google Apps services, which means it also has the same administrative tools, security and reliability, among others:
Centralized management: new tools are available in the Apps control interface for administrators to add or remove storage space for individual or groups of users
Security: encryption of data transfer between your browser and our servers, and check option 2 in time to prevent non-authorized access to an account by requiring users to log on returning secure code generated from their mobile phone
Data replication: synchronous replication of data in multiple data centers ensures the safety and accessibility of your records even in the unlikely event one of our data centers is temporarily unavailable
Availability: 99.9% uptime guarantee so you can be assured that your documents are accessible when you need it
Each user has access to Google Apps 5GB storage included in the suite Google Apps administrators can centrally manage and purchase additional storage space. When a user reaches the limit, administrators can purchase the necessary space of 20GB for $ 4 per month to 16TB (Google Docs are not counted in the quota of storage space).
Starting today, Google Apps administrators will see new orders for Drive in their management interface. Users of companies have opted for the quick launch, will enable Google Drive on drive.google.com / start and will receive their access in the following weeks.
Drive is designed to work harmoniously with all the products you use – whether Google products or third party service. You can share your photos on Google Drive + and will soon be able to attach documents directly into your emails Drive Gmail. Drive is intended to be an open platform, so we work with many third party developers, allowing you to do things such as sending faxes, edit videos and create models directly from Drive website. To install these applications, visit the Chrome Web Store and follow the events for more useful applications to come.
It is only the beginning of Google Drive, many developments are coming. Stay tuned!
微軟昨天才將 SkyDrive 容量從25GB調降為 7GB，雖然提供免費升級的方法，但是面對來勢洶洶的 Google Drive 不知道微軟做何打算？選在 Google Drive 發布的前一天動作應該有什麼蹊蹺。
光學文字辨識應該是OCR Optical Character Recognition