News

Another banner quarter as Chromebook shipments grow 75% YOY

Another banner quarter as Chromebook shipments grow 75% YOY
Technology
Chromebooks joined the rest of the PC market in getting an overall bump from the pandemic. Standard tablets and PCs saw healthy increases as consumers scrambled to create work from home setups, while Google’s OS got an even larger rise as schools implemented remote learning.

As schools in a number of locations have reopened more than a year into the pandemic, however, Chromebook sales are still hot. Google is certainly looking to capitalize on that success by once again attempting to extend the operating system’s reach beyond its educational foothold.

The company is clearly eyeing the enterprise segment, which may be welcoming of systems that are both easy to deploy and lock down.

“With Chrome’s hold over the education space relatively secure, Google is set to bet big on the commercial segment this year,” Canalys’ Brian Lynch said in a statement. We expect to see a strong focus on attracting small businesses with updated services, such as the new ‘Individual’ subscription tier for Google Workspace and promotions on CloudReady licenses to repurpose old PCs for deployment alongside existing Chromebook fleets.”

After the launch of multiple M1-based systems, Apple, too, is making a big play for business. The company recently launched a new Apple at Work site .

“Whether your organization has 10 devices or 10,000, Apple fits easily into your existing infrastructure,” the company writes of its new IT efforts. “Zero-touch deployment allows IT to configure and manage remotely, and IT can tailor the setup process to any team. So every Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple TV is ready to go from the start.”

With Windows 11 arriving later this year, Microsoft will no doubt be making its own case to maintain dominance over the office — remote and otherwise.
Read more on TechCrunch
News Topics :
RELATED STORIES :
Technology
Microsoft Corp will show off on Thursday the first major revamp of its Windows operating system since 2015. The software that turned Microsoft into a household name and dominated personal...
Technology
2020 was an interesting year for Google s product portfolio. Its Pixel smartphone range jumped ship from the premium tier segment to a more inexpensive price point with the Pixel 5...
Technology
For the past few years, Google has been working on a “ Better Together ” initiative to make the experience of owning an Android phone and Chromebook more seamless. Integrations...
Technology
We can all agree that 2020 hasn’t exactly been the best year. One for the record books Sure. But for all the wrong reasons. While it’s turned out...
Technology
As Canalys pointed out, the first quarter tends to be a weaker one for Apple hardware following the holiday season, but it’s a big move for HP nonetheless. Other companies...