Google Inc. has upped the ante in free online storage.
In a Monday blog post by Clay Bavo, Google's director of product management, the company said it would be updating its Google Drive storage page to let users see how much data is stored among Gmail, Google+ Photos and Drive, which lets users store and share word processing, spreadsheet and other commonly used files.
The announcement came as the company's Google I/O developers conference was to begin.
The upgrade puts Google ahead of Microsoft Corp., which offers a 7GB no-cost limit in its SkyDrive service and Amazon Cloud Drive, which provides 5GB of free storage.
All the services let users increase their storage at varying fee levels.