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OS X client for Google Drive spotted; rumored to launch next week

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Google is preparing to launch its Google Drive cloud storage service next week, according to various news reports.

The Next Web claims to have seen a draft of the press release that has been leaked from a partner of Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), and says the new service will probably be launched on Tuesday. Previously leaked screenshots indicated that Google Drive will launch in mid-April with 5 GB of free storage, a storage capacity that TNW confirms.

Interestingly, Google Drive will work via "desktop folders" for both Mac and Windows machines, which sounds similar to how Dropbox operates. Additional details about the mechanism remain a mystery, though TechCrunch managed to obtain a copy of the OS X client application bearing a version number "1.0.2891" from an anonymous source. This is hardly proof of the service's imminent launch next week, though it is evident that a completed app for Google Drive exists--and that the launch can't be too far off.

For more:
- check out this article at TNW
- check out this article at The Inquirer

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