Google Drive will undergo a deep transformation in the service name due to the greater separation between businesses and private accounts. But there's no need to worry: there will be no changes in Android
There is enough mess in Google Drive and in the recent moves of the file backup platform and the office suite. In the headlines of " Google Drive disappears " you will no longer have application. This is true? We anticipate this: we will continue to use file backup in the same way through Android applications. They will continue to be called in the same way.
With the effort that Google is putting in differentiating its business services and individuals, we have seen notable changes in the different platforms. Google Hangouts and their expertise in the professional segment for example. We'll also see it in Google Drive as it will become "Google Backup & Sync." Of course, only on computers,
We will not have to change the mobile applications
Google Drive does not disappear and your mobile applications will not stop working . That is, we will not have to change the applications as they should be done by computer users. There is an expiration date for Google Drive desktop apps: March 12, 2018; although the change begins much earlier: on December 11, 2017.
What will happen to Google Drive on computers?
Google will change the name of Google Drive to " Google Backup & Sync " in the case of individuals and " Google Drive Stream " of GSuite. The functions that computer users will have will be kept, as well as everything they have archived and the space they have acquired separately. It will also keep the size of accounts free: 15 GB . Do you want more information? Google has posted differences between Google Backup & Sync and Google Drive Stream here .
Google Backup & Sync was introduced for Mac and PC in this July . For Android, there are no changes, although, knowing from Google, it would not be surprising that has mutated the app's surprise name . It would be logical: from Google Drive to Google Backup and Sync. "Without changing the application, of course.