Google Extends Chromebook Lifespan, Promises 10 Years of Automatic Updates


Portable computers running Google’s ChromeOS, Chromebooks have been in users’ hands since 2012, and have become one of the most used types of devices within the education sector.

To prolong their lives and ensure they remain secure to use, Google said it plans to extend the automatic security updates period for some of these devices, starting next year.

“Chromebooks get automatic updates every four weeks that make your laptop more secure and help it last longer. And starting next year, we’re extending those automatic updates so your Chromebook gets enhanced security, stability and features for 10 years after the platform was released,” the search marketing giant said.