Google One is a new cloud storage service with perks
- Author: Carolyn Briggs May 15, 2018,
May 15, 2018, 18:15
Starting with pricing, Google One stays with the policy of providing 15GB of free space for every account, so free users won't see any difference in that respect. Google says it'll also now include "one-tap" customer support for your other Google products - including Google hardware devices. Up to five members can be added to a family plan, and each will have their own private storage, though you'll be drawing from the same total storage allotment.
The Google One name change also brings upgraded storage tiers, expert support, and family sharing. Larissa Fontaine, Director, Google One, told, "Users can avail discounts on the hotel they search in Google, access to preferred rates for other Google Services or Google Play credits". Google will also release an app alongside the new service where you can manage and buy storage.
"This change doesn't affect 'G Suite' business customers", Diwanji added. Further, there will be no changes to the way customers use Drive to store and share files. For the unaware, the Google Drive paid plans in India start at Rs 130 per month for 100GB, and the 30TB storage option is priced at Rs 19,500 per month. After all, the tech giant noticed that people with paid storage plans are often heavy users of Google products. Each one offers various options with a corresponding subscription fee that charges monthly or annually.
Google One is Google's new paid storage service.
Google's pricing gets so low it'll be hard for users to deny themselves the pleasure of the service.
Google One is adding a new 200 GB option and is replacing the 1TB with 2TB. Rivals including Amazon, Dropbox and Microsoft still have 1TB monthly plans in place, some people would point out.
Google One is basically an upgrade to Drive's paid plans, so the fundamentals of the service remain unchanged, but there are a few changes plan along with a new logo.
For now, Google is moving slowly, rolling out Google One in the USA over the next few months, and globally after that.