Google has just announced a series of new features that will allow Chromebook users to continue using them for longer, thereby helping to reduce the impact on the environment, highlighting the expansion of support for automatic updates to ten years.
And the extension of support for automatic updates is not something that occurs only in the sector of operating systems for smart mobile devices, cases such as that of the new Fairphone 5 or models from other mobile brands.
But the truth is that Google had already been offering support for automatic updates for a period of eight years after the change it made in 2020.
Chrome OS, the operating system with the longest update period
Starting next year, automatic updates will be extended to a ten-year period for Chromebooks released in 2021 or laterwhile those released earlier than 2021, Google says that individual users and IT administrators will have the ability to extend automatic updates to ten years from the launch of the platform after receiving their last automatic update.
For Google, automatic software updates for ten years is “more than any other operating system commits today,” perhaps being statements it makes as a slap on the wrist to other technology companies.
Initiatives to make Chromebooks more sustainable
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Google points out that to reduce the impact on the environment, it is also working with a series of partners to enable the manufacturing new Chromebook models with more post-consumer recycled (PCR) materialsalso adding new energy efficiency features in ChromeOS and faster processes to carry out repairs.
More use of post-consumer recycled materials and repair parts
With this last aspect, we must remember that a new Chromebook model arrived almost a year ago, designed so you can repair it yourself.
And so far this year, as Google points out today, Chromebook makers announced 12 new Chromebook models made with PCR and repairable parts.
In fact, last year they entered into partnerships with manufacturers such as Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo to prioritize the manufacture of more sustainable Chromebooks, including plastics from the ocean, PCR materials, recyclable packaging and manufacturing processes with low carbon emissions. carbon.
New energy efficiency features
And among the new energy efficiency features is the new adaptive charging function, which will help preserve the health of the battery, while the new battery saving function will reduce or disable those processes that consume a lot of energy.
At the end of the useful life, among other options, remember that users and administrations look for nearby recycling delivery locations. via Google Maps to deliver those units that have become outdated or simply no longer perform.
More information: Google