Google has officially made Google One available to all its users around the world. Although the reason behind why Google rebranded its uber-popular Google Drive to Google One remains under wrap, the rebranding has surely allowed users to grab exciting subscriptions on decent storage sizes that can be maxed up to 2TB and more while paying less than what Google Drive quoted earlier. It is also the first time when the four years old Google Drive storage has provided packages with price cuts.
The plans on Google One are somewhat the same from Google Drive with minor changes. Such as the first package is of $1.99 per month for 100GB additional storage plus 15GB free storage that it offers to all its customers by default. Google One has introduced a new subscription tier at $2.99 per month which offers a staggering 200GB of storage which is quite exciting as the same amount of storage would otherwise cost more. Further, the $9.99 per month plan that offered 1TB of storage has been upgraded to offer 2TB of storage and it has already gone live across all subscribers.
Google One is a one-stop-shop for all storage solutions as it stores data, photos, emails from Gmails, and all other integrated apps in a single place and that is one of the reasons why Google chose to rebrand its Google Drive to a newly released Google One. It has a number of perks such as amazing deals on Google Store. The most exciting feature of ‘em all is how the user can share the storage among four other family members and guess what, Google doesn’t verify if the person you have allowed the access to your Google One account is a family member or friend. This will allow users to cut down the cost of storage by paying only a 1/5th amount of the package each while consuming as much space as he/she wants.
When compared to Microsoft’s Dropbox and Apple’s iCloud with Google One, the latter offers great deals and packages. Dropbox doesn’t have any packages till $9.99 while the iCloud provides 5GB of free space and commences its packages from $0.99 per month for 50GB of storage. But if the user wants more space, he/she will have to spend more to upgrade to a 200GB plan worth $2.99 per month.