There are many differences between Chrome book and PC, and the most important difference is the fixed service life. Traditional PC can constantly update the operating system until hardware failure or out of date, while chrome book, using the hardware platform made by Google, can only guarantee a few years of update time. Google has been extending the life of chrome books, and now some models have been supported for up to nine years.
Google Chrome Book auto update policy
Chrome devices (such as chromebook, chromebox, chromebase, chromebit) receive automatic updates to improve the device itself and the software installed on the device. Device updates are applied to the operating system, browser, and hardware, providing the latest features to ensure device security. These updates depend on many non Google hardware and software providers dedicated to the device who will work closely with Google to provide the highest level of security and stability support. As a result, older chrome devices cannot receive updates indefinitely to enable new operating system and browser features.
According to the support provided by the component manufacturer, each chrome device will receive regular updates from Google before the automatic update expiration ("Aue") date listed below. Google will not provide automatic software updates to devices after their Aue date.
After the product is launched, Google will publish the Aue date of the product model on this page, so that customers can have enough time to consider whether to buy. Please check the Aue date before deciding whether to purchase the equipment.