Google Drive is going to get a whole a lot better with offline support, according to Google’s own Senior Vice President of Chrome & Apps Sundar Pichai. The exec dropped this news nugget during the All Things Digital D10 conference. He also touted the progress Chrome was making when it came to landing on everyone’s computer, as it’s now on a third of the world’s desktop browser.
Sundar mentioned many things about Chrome, like how the search giant is considering an ad-supported Google Chromebook. Moreover, Walt Mossberg at D10 asked Sundar why Chrome OS hasn’t “taken off,” with Sundar saying the following: “It takes time. With Android, we had a very long incubation period. Last year, our goal with Chrome OS was to just put it out — we haven’t marketed it and we aren’t in physical retail. Our newest system is much, much faster.”
Lastly, the Google exec was questioned about the future Chromebooks and its latest project Google Drive. He answered saying, “It’s a natural evolution. Users like the familiarity. Sometimes wanting to be full-screen; if you’re watching YouTube or Netflix, you want to be immersed. It’s important to remember that we release a new version every six weeks; contrast that with Windows! Google Drive offline is coming five weeks from today.”
What do you think about Google’s direction with Google Drive and its new Chromebooks?