Google’s Auto Update Expiration Policy is a controversy among tech fans. The products such as smartphones and Chromebooks will get updates for a certain period of time. After that, they won’t receive the latest security or feature. AUE can be an important factor for new buyers.
The company is committed to supporting a number of models by June 2025. The current policy means a brand new Chromebook gets less than 6.5 years of support. Today, up to 3 years are promised under the revision of Lenovo.
The Full List of Devices With Extended AUE:
- Flex 11 Chromebook
- 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen MTK
- N23 Yoga Chromebook
- 300e Chromebook
- 300e Chromebook 2nd Gen MTK
- Ideapad S330 Chromebook
- Ideapad C330 Chromebook
- Poin2 Chromebook 14
Google also suggests that manufacturers always pick the new platform to make sure the longest support. Extended support in place makes Chromebooks a lot more promising for anyone seeking a budget-focused laptop.
If Google is able to extend support for 10 years, all Chromebooks will make a significant difference, even if you buy a model that is a couple of years old.