Chromebooks are fascinating. But the lack of ability to add cloud storage from different service providers have been pointed out by different reviewers. Google seems to understand that as a new report suggests that Google is integrating Dropbox with its Chromebooks that run on Chrome OS.
GigaOM writes that the basic idea will be to add Dropbox to act as an extension in the file manager of Chromebook. This will enable users to access their files on Dropbox just like they do on a Windows or Mac computer. Basically, the content of the Dropbox will remain in the cloud, unlike Windows and Mac computers where all the contents are also locally stored.
The benefit of this will be easier access to user’s Dropbox files and folder. Right now, Chromebook users have to open a new tab and login to Dropbox website to see their files and folders.
Adding support for Dropbox, and any other cloud storage service for that matter, apart from Google’s own Drive is going to be a serious challenge for Google. Adding third-party cloud option will not force users to get more storage on Google Drive (or renew the 100 GB storage they get with each Chromebook purchase).
However, on the other hand, to attract serious users, Google will have to push this update, long missing on Chrome OS.
Are you interested in seeing Dropbox, SugerSync and other cloud storages integrated into your Chromebook? Will that integration make you want to get one?