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17/04/2012 07:58 BST | Updated 17/06/2012 06:12 BST

Google Drive, Dropbox Rival, Could Give Users 5 GB Of Free Storage

Google is set to make a big announcement, and top of the rumour mill is 5 GB free cloud storage on Google Drive for all users.

The Next Web reports that they have seen the information in a draft press release from a partner of Google’s Google Drive project.

Google Drive is expected to take on cloud sharing service Dropbox, the established mode of sharing large files between individuals and organisations.

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The Next Web believes that Google Drive will launch on Tuesday 24 April.

Dropbox currently offers 2.25GB storage for free, with upgrades of 250MB and 500MB if you convince others to join. In it's paid for options, you can get 50 GB or 100 GB storage in Dropbox Pro, and yet more space is available for businesses.

Talk Android released screenshots two weeks ago which back up The Next Web's claim.

They published an exclusive screengrab which showed that Google Drive would deliver 2GB of free storage, while they also speculated that storage could reach 5GB.

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TechCrunch has also received a Google Drive app on OS X, which the site downloaded and ran successfully.

Google was contacted for comment, which was not available at the time of publication.