New Update Chromebooks will get 10 years of automatic updates

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Google has announced the Auto Update Expiration (AUE) date will be extended from 5 years to 10 for all Chromebooks, guaranteeing a decade of monthly security updates.

Chromebooks are inexpensive laptops running ChromeOS, which tend to have weaker processes and smaller RAM and ROM, typically aimed at students and remote workers who rely on cloud services rather than running heavy loads locally on the device.

This makes Chromebooks a special purpose, cost-effective solution for businesses and schools, so its support period plays a crucial role in evaluating their purchase, especially by organizations buying them in bulk.

Google says that starting in 2024, all Chromebooks released after 2021 will automatically qualify for ten years of security updates, delivered automatically to the device every four weeks.

“Security is our number one priority. 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.” - Google

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