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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by jefboyardee, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User
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  2. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    1. Another Google service to avoid.
    2. No support for Linux like Dropbox. Fail.
  3. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    Google seems to be stingy with the storage space. Heck, even Microsoft gives you 25gb with Sky Drive. No Linux support is a turn off for me right there!
  4. deltaforce

    deltaforce Android Enthusiast

    Seconding saptech for Google being stingy but I will use it if it allows larger file storage. I don't store any personal stuff anyways so if the world sees it, I give a crap.
  5. itspers

    itspers Lurker

    It will be total fail wihout linux support. Even with webdav, even if adnroid app will more powerfull then dropbox/ubuntu one
  6. roytheodd

    roytheodd Newbie

    I'll be all over it.
  7. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    Google drive is one of those things I'll have to see to believe. Even then I'll likely stick with Dropbox. I've got 12.6 GB there. Google would have to give me a reason to switch.
  8. sgosnell

    sgosnell Well-Known Member

    I see nothing that says Linux won't be supported; it's just not mentioned. That's not unusual. Since Android is Linux anyway, I would expect to see Linux support in anything Google releases.
  9. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    Same here, although I only have 5gb on Dropbox. Although, I may sign up for it, if it is just like Dropbox, in order to get another 5gb of cloud storage. What will be good is the auto-sync of Google docs, gmail, etc...
  10. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    I'd rather stick to Dropbox (16GB) and Sugarsync (38GB). Heck I already have 50GB on Box and 25GB on Skyrdrive that I'm not using. LOL.
  11. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    I see nothing that says Linux will be supported. Google is actually not good about Linux support.

    Android is not Linux in the usual sense. It only runs on a Linux kernel and some basic libraries.

    I'm sticking with Dropbox.
  12. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Android Expert

    LOL, no it won't! There aren't enough Linux users out there compared to iOS/Windows to make this fail!
  13. SamsungAdmire

    SamsungAdmire Android Expert

    i hope google knew people were already using their gmail drive before this
  14. fdbryant3

    fdbryant3 Android Expert

    Personally - I don't like the idea being forced to store my data in the cloud in order to keep devices in sync. Personally I prefer MS LiveMesh to sync my data P2P using the Internet (or my LAN when it can) without storing the data in a 3rd party space (although you have 5GB online storage should you want it). Wish it had better mobile support, but honestly don't find that to be that big of deal.
  15. AshtonDurkhun

    AshtonDurkhun Member

    I currently have 3gb on Dropbox (with 0.5gb take up by a shared folder I am not even using the folder anymore since it was for a project I dropped out of) if Google gives me the option to somehow upgrade for free (Dropbox allows upto 8 or 16gb with enough referals, dont remember which) I'd gladly switch, since all my other stuff is already google-sync'd, it's one less app to forget to install every time I reformat (or more often when I re-flash then now-latest CYM on my Evo)
  16. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    I hate to break it to you man, but the reason so many apps/services lack Linux support is because they can succeed without it.
  17. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Ok. But without Linux support it's a fail for me.

    Also, Dropbox has excellent customer support. We all know how Google customer support is.
  18. sgosnell

    sgosnell Well-Known Member

    Dropbox's support for Linux has been minimal. The Ubuntu version they released wouldn't install on Debian or other distros for ages. Linux was completely an afterthought, as it is for almost everything. Without Linux support I won't use it, but nobody cares very much, since the Windows/OSX base is so much larger. But if you're determined, and even marginally tech-savvy, you can get things working under Linux anyway.
  19. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    It may not be available on launch day, but I'm pretty sure they will eventually offer Linux support.
  20. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Google Drive just appeared in my list of installed apps at AppBrain, but it’s not in the app drawer in my droid. The site shows an Install button -- which means I don’t have it, but it already had my review from Google Docs, which means I do have it. Go figure...
  21. cdf3

    cdf3 Well-Known Member

    Drive app won't let me choose what folder I would like to upload my file to. Everything uploads to the main directory. DropBox app is still better.
  22. Adauth

    Adauth Android Expert

    Already have, dropbox, Sugarsync , and Box. What's 5gb more? :D
  23. uzee

    uzee Well-Known Member

    for me its not about how much storage space we get.

    For me its about integration. What i want from cloud storage ideally is to be able to use it as a file manager on my android phone, replacing such apps as astro etc.

    Ho close are we to this?
  24. FrankXS

    FrankXS Well-Known Member

    I'm on a waiting list. Presumably while they convert my Google Docs to Google Drive. Anyone else?

  25. Markjones

    Markjones Member

    Am on the waiting list as well...

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