Saturday , August 19 2017

Google updates Chromebook end-of-life dates – Asus Chromeboxes now added

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When Microsoft ended support for Windows XP, it reminded people that OS support does not last for ever, this is more important for Chromebooks, and while we’ve looked at this before, it’s a good idea to keep up to date with when support for your ChromeOS device will be going End-of-life (EOL).

The list is available to look at over on the Google Support website and noteably omits the Samsung Chromeboxes, but the newer model Asus Chromeboxes are now present.

Manufacturer Product End of Life date1
Acer AC700 August 2016
Acer C710 November 2017
Acer C720-2800 November 2018
Asus Chromebox March 2019
Dell Chromebook 11 January 2019
Google Chromebook Pixel April 2018
Google Cr-48 December 2015
HP Chromebook 11 October 2018
HP Chromebook 14 November 2018
HP Chromebook Pavilion February 2018
Lenovo x131e February 2018
Samsung Series 3 Chromebook (XE303C12) October 2017
Samsung Series 3 Chromebox (XE300M22) March 2018
Samsung Series 5 (XE500C21) June 20162
Samsung Series 5 550 (XE550C22) May 2017
Toshiba Chromebook February 2018

1 Except where noted, these are unofficial End Of
Life dates. Official EOL for these models will be at this date or later.
2 Officially announced End Of Life date.

Google has apparently sent out an email to ChromeOS device owners stating that :

We’re updating our official End of Life policy for all Chrome devices, including previous models, to extend the End of Life (EOL) minimum term. Chrome devices receive automatic updates and security patches with each new Chrome release. When a device’s EOL term is reached, Google no longer guarantees that Chrome updates will be provided.The new minimum EOL term is now 5 years from the date the device hardware is made available for purchase. Some models may have a further extension based on regional releases and the length of sale. We’ll be updating the EOL policy and projected dates on our Chrome OS End of Life Policy page¹ soon to reflect this change.

Until your ChromeOS device reaches EOL, you will of course – unlike Windows machines – receive the very latest OS updates and features, not just security patches. This is just one of the advantages of ChromeOS. It’s more a PSA for now, but something to keep in mind.

Unfortunately at the end of next year, my much loved CR48 will be the first ChromeOS device to go EOL, a sad day indeed.

With Chromebooks as cheap as they are, does EOL matter as much on ChromeOS as it does for Windows PCs?

 
Via: 9to5google.

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2 Comments on "Google updates Chromebook end-of-life dates – Asus Chromeboxes now added"

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Shane Wilson
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Shane Wilson

Time to get a Samsung Series 5 (XE500C21), support for the next 18148 years. Lol

sebe
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sebe

All series 3 Samsung chromeboxes are XE300M22, so EOL is March 2018,
So prob need to fix this statement above “omits the Samsung Chromeboxes”

“Samsung Series 3 Chromebox (XE300M22) March 2018”

XE300M22-A02US Google io Core i5-2450M 2.5 GHz
XE300M22-A01US celeron B840 1.9 GHz
XE300M22-B01US (white) celeron B840 1.9 GHz

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