After surprising many with the acquisition of Neverware, the developers of CloudReady, Google is now looking to integrate it directly and officially into Chrome OS, according to a new Chromium Repository discovered by Kevin on About Chromebooks. Since CloudReady has been around for a while on its own, the initial stages of merging these two codebases will of course be small and incremental. It seems that Google is just beginning to understand how they can merge everything together using improvised code ‘hacks’ on the back end for now.
However, Kevin hopes that Google will have all of Neverware’s GitLab code converted to Google’s internal codebase in no time, noting that the company’s senior software engineer, Nicholas Bishop, recently received a new email address. @ Google com. Also, some of the code strings point to a stable version of Chrome OS 90 so that the initial Neverware code appears as part of the official build on users’ devices; that’s a little over a week from launch.
However, what does all this mean for the end user? Not much, really, at least not yet. Neverware made it clear that CloudReady would continue to be available ‘as is’ for the time being, with ongoing support and maintenance for existing customers. Once it becomes an official Chrome OS offering, those existing customers will be seamlessly upgraded. It is important to remember that CloudReady is a solution for education and business. It offers a version of Chrome OS for older Mac and Windows devices so they can keep working and in many cases take on a new life instead of tossing them into the recycle bin. It enables organizations to adopt cloud resources by giving them secure access.
With LaCrOS soon to become the default browser for Chrome OS and the integration of CloudReady into Google’s own operating system, all signs point to the company looking to extend the life of its devices in both consumer and education. and the company. Chromebooks and Chromeboxes currently get up to 8 years of updates in some cases, but soon, your access to security patches, updates, and features could be vastly expanded, and that’s exciting. All of this will help Google compete at the next level with Microsoft, which has dominated the enterprise market for decades.