Google has just become the new owner of Newerware, the creator of the Chrome OS version.Google quietly acquired a company called Newerware, which created a version of Chrome OS called CloudReady.
With CloudReady, old Windows computers could be turned into Chrome OS machines.
CloudReady was a very useful software for those who continue to stick to Windows 7 PCs. While Microsoft has stopped offering free patches since January 15, CloudReady continues to receive patches and fixes that are available every 6 weeks.
CloudReady is often offered to schools to bring old computers to life with G Suite for Education. Devices are managed through the Google Admin Console, but businesses and individuals can also use it. CloudReady can even be run on older Macs.
Although the Home version of the software is free, it is not integrated with the Google Admin Console and lacks technical support. Education subscription is $ 20 per device with 1 year of technical support, while the corporate option is $ 49 per device per year. The paid options also include 1 year technical support.
Neverware shares in a statement that Neverware and CloudReady have joined the Google and Chrome OS team. By the way, no changes have yet been made to Neverware’s current prices.
Neverware was founded in 2011 and launched CloudReady in 2015. The company also says it has 1.37 million installs.