People who use a lot of storage tend to use a lot of other Google products, too.
Google today announced the launch of its new Google One service which happens to be a one-stop window for all its storage plans. Similarly, the basic free plan too has been kept the same, the one which lets users have access to 15 GB of storage to those using Google services.
No, Google isn't rebranding Drive but those of you who pay for extra storage, your plans will now be managed via the Google One platform.
"This change doesn't affect "G Suite" business customers", Diwanji added. There might be a business-oriented spin in the pipeline eventually, though. Thanks to mobile phones, and new file formats like 4K video and high-res photography, people are storing more than ever before.
So what exactly is different then? Plus, you'll gain access to extras from other Google products, like credits on Google Play or deals on select hotels found in Google Search.
Another major thrust here is improved customer support. Doesn't matter with the amount of plan, It access to live experts - not some barely functional AI chatbot- it comes with every google one plan, whether a plan of $1.99/month or of $9.99/month. And that could be quite an attraction, particularly for the less tech-savvy out there. So with Google One, you get one-tap access to experts for help with our consumer products and services.
What Is Google Assistant? With Google One, you can add up to five family members to your plan and simplify storage under one bill.
Anything else to be aware of? All existing customers will be moved to the new product later this year.
We don't have a firm date yet, sadly. As the old 1TB tier has been removed, existing 1TB Drive plans will be upgraded to 2TB at no extra cost. So that could be as soon as next month, in theory. The new tariff line is now available only to users in the US. In a bid to integrate all of its cloud enabled service such as Google Drive, Photos, GMail and so on under a hood.
How much will the service cost?
According to Larisa Fontaine, paid subscribers of Google One expect some pleasant surprises, not directly related to cloud technologies.
Google One plans will start at 100 GB for US$1.99, 200 GB for US$2.99, and 2 TB for US$9.99 per month. But it's only Amazon who's actually got a good deal for 1TB plans ($59.99 per year). It matches Apple's top cloud storage tier, although Google's service is infinitely more flexible with non-Apple devices.