The D10 conference has just wrapped up and with it came a lot of interesting discussions from some of the most influential figures in the technology industry. Senior Vice President of Chrome & Apps Sundar Pichai and Susan Wojcicki were part of a joint discussion with Walt Mossberg.
Google Drive was among the various Google services the pair discussed with Mossberg. While speaking about Chrome and Chrome OS, Pichai stated that "offline Google Drive is coming in five weeks." This functionality has been oddly absent since the launch of Drive.
This is oddly specific timing to just casually drop into conversation. This five week time frame puts the introduction and launch of offline Google Drive somewhere around Google's upcoming I/O developer conference which is where we also expect to see the next Android OS version, code named "Jellybean" and the rumored launch of the Nexus tablet.
During the D10 conference, the two Google employees also discussed the future of Chrome and Chrome OS products such as the Chromebook. They spoke about the ability of Chrome OS device pricing to span a wide range and even hinted at an ad-supported Chromebook which would help to drive down prices even further.