Google appears to be getting closer to the launch of its online storage service: A GeekWire reader says Google Drive has been enabled in his Google Account — as shown in the screenshot above, which has been redacted for the sake of his privacy.
Another tidbit: The image at right (which we’ve enlarged for better visibility, at the expense of resolution) is the favicon that displays in the browser frame when the Google Drive service is loaded — providing what appears to be a sneak peek at the Google Drive logo, similar in style to the rest of Google’s icons.
Among the options shown in the screenshot is a link to “Install Google Drive.”
The timing makes sense: The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Google was preparing to launch the long-rumored service “in the coming weeks or months,” rivaling Dropbox and other cloud storage providers. Google Drive is expected to be free for most consumers and businesses, with a premium option available for extra storage.
A Google spokesperson declined to comment when we asked about this today, citing a policy against addressing rumors and speculation.