Chromebooks take a cloud-first approach when it comes to saving your data and application. Powered by Google’s Chrome OS, Chromebooks are the ideal devices for those living in developed countries where access to internet is both cheap and reliable.
Chromebooks are set up with mandatory automatic updates, which according to Google is a crucial part of keeping these machines secured from vulnerabilities such as malware attacks. This is one of the features that sets Chromebooks apart from devices running on Windows. With the devices’ automatic updates, users never have to worry about manually updating their devices, as its all patched silently in the background.
Unfortunately, the system is not without flaws, as a bug was discovered in some of the Chromebook models which has prompted Google to suspend all auto-updates on the machines.
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According to post published on the Chromium bug tracker, as result of a “critical bug in the firmware updater”, all updates have been paused as a precaution. The Chrome team has however promised to squash the bug in next few days. As of now the models said to be affected include the Acer Chromebook R11, ThinkPad 11e Chromebook, Lenovo N22 11.6, Asus Chromebook C300SA and Sanance/ Chromebook 14.
Markets might not be as in love with Chromebooks as they are with Google’s mobile operating system but that may soon change. Chromebooks and all other Chrome OS running devices will soon have access to millions of Android apps, which could possibly break the devices into the mainstream.
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