Google Drive Could Dominate Cloud Storage, and Computing in General
Google has been on a huge roll this year. That much is obvious. From the announcement of Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, to the release of a large amount of Android Honeycomb tablets, new Android devices, ChromeBooks with Google Chrome OS, new spins on Google Docs, Chrome browser, the list goes on and on. This is a lot for any company to rollout, and make no mistake, Google has the ability to see it through. So what else can we look forward to? I think the big picture is finally starting to become much more clear on what Google is trying to achieve in its product offerings. This could put their hands into every pocket, home, business, education center and hospital on the planet. Let's have a look at how they may do it, and why their competitors should fear them.
Google has several products to offer anyone willing to start a Google account. They have gmail, google docs, video, picasa, youtube, Google Apps for businesses, education facilities and large businesses. They have blogging and website tools with Blogger.com and Google Sites. They have Google Talk, Google Music, Books, Shopping, and Google Checkout. All of these products work with the cloud and are maintained online by Google or its sister companies.
All of those products need an interaction point on some level, be it through a computer browser, mobile device or gadget. To aid connection to Google services, you would use any computer running any operating system and any browser. Google has it's own of course which works best for integration with their products called Google Chrome. No computer access? No problem. Google also has operating systems for your tablet devices and smartphones. The smartphones running Android OS are constantly improving and become more and more tied to Google's cloud services making them easy for you to do what you need to on the go. The Android OS dominates the mobile market with approximately 40% of the share, followed closely by Apple's iOS.
Any other tasks you may be doing, or burning time with would be social networking. Don't worry, Google has you covered there too with Google+, it's social networking giant that just recently opened its' doors to the public for signup. If you have a Google account already, then you already have a Google+ page to startup. Facebook has been rolling out features in a mad pace to compete with the huge signups that Google+ has enjoyed since its beta release a few weeks ago. But what does Google have that facebook doesn't? Only about 75% of what we've discussed above, which puts facebook in a bad position.Continued on the next page