What Happened to Google ‘Backup and Sync’?

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Back on June 14, all the tech media was writing about the forthcoming “Backup and Sync” utility from Google, intended to replace the current Google Drive sync utility for Windows & Mac, adding-in Google Photos backup, to boot. The new utility was supposed to launch today (June 28).

Shortly thereafter, I read a number of reports from folks who seem to have “accidentally” received it as an update, which was apparently intended for internal eyes, only. And worse, it apparently didn’t work so well:

Backup and Sync Leak Not Working

So here we are on what was supposed to be “launch day,” and the official Google post announcing Backup and Sync has been updated to say,

Update (June 26th, 2017): Based on your valuable feedback, we’ve decided to delay the launch of Backup and Sync while we make improvements to the product. We’re planning to launch in the next several weeks, but please monitor the G Suite Release Calendar for the specific date.

I’m curious to see how this plays-out, and what the new utility will bring to the table.