Google Commits to 10 Years of Chromebook Software Updates, Conditional on Eligibility
In a bid to extend the life of Chromebooks, Google has unveiled a decade-long commitment to continuous software updates, set to kick off in 2024. But as is often the case with Google, the rules are intricate.
For those who own a Chromebook released in 2021 or later, there’s no need to fret – you’re automatically entitled to the full ten years of support. It’s a straightforward deal. However, for those with devices dating back to before 2021, the option to “extend automatic updates to 10 years from [a] platform’s release” is on the table, but things get a tad convoluted. Here’s the catch: Google’s definition of “platforms” varies from one Chromebook to another, depending on their unique mix of hardware components and software. So, what might work for an HP Chromebook may not apply to a Lenovo, and vice versa.