The primary Chromebooks that may include eight years of software program assist embody the Lenovo 10e (pictured above) and Acer Chromebook 712. Alongside the brand new gadgets, Google is introducing new search options to the Chromebook App Hub that the corporate says will make it simpler for academics to seek out particular packages. The brand new filtering instruments enable educators to slim down an app search by college topic, availability of Google service integrations as nicely whether or not they benefit from particular hardware options. Lecturers are additionally capable of filter for apps primarily based on whether or not they adjust to regional privateness legal guidelines like COPPA and GDPR.
Moreover, the corporate is beginning to roll out originality experiences, a characteristic it started beta testing this previous summer time. Google designed originality experiences to assist each college students and academics spot plagiarism. For college kids, which means they will be capable to see in the event that they’ve plagiarized one thing accidentally, both by poorly paraphrasing a supply or by not correctly citing it. Lecturers, in the meantime, can evaluate a pupil’s work in opposition to on-line supplies, and, due to a beta characteristic, work submitted by college students in different lessons and previous years. English customers will get entry to those options over the subsequent month, whereas Spanish, Portuguese and French customers can begin beta testing them.
Replace, 1:30PM ET: This story and its headline have been up to date to make clear that whereas some new Chrome OS gadgets will obtain updates for eight years from manufacture date, it is not a assure for all new gadgets offered going ahead. It’s going to be as much as the producer to element precisely how lengthy its gadgets will obtain updates.