Google accused of sabotaging Chromebooks by cutting updates

A damning new report suggests Google has effectively sentenced old Chromebooks to death by ending support for them – a claim that the company has strenuously denied.

As The Register explains, a report by US PIRG titled Chromebook Churn (opens in new tab)alleges that after a spike in sales, mainly spurned on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chromebooks bought by schools are now beginning to “fail”, causes excess electronic waste and “saddling schools with additional costs.”

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