What does it mean when a Chromebook is "end of support"?

Sean McMahon Updated by Sean McMahon

Google assigns every Chromebook model an "end of support" date, which is typically 5-7 years after it was manufactured. This date tells you when that Chromebook will stop receiving software updates from Google. The Chromebook will continue to function after the end of support date but it may have compatibility or security issues with some applications. This device will still work for day-to-day usage but some applications, like the MCAS, will require a certain operating system version to work.

The Acer C720 is the most common Chromebook in BPS and has an end of support date of June, 2019. We have confirmed that the operating system version will work for the 2019/2020 MCAS but we anticipate that there will be compatibility issues for the 2020/2021 MCAS and we are not advising schools to count on the Acer C720 past the 2019/2020 school year.

Google's full list of end of support dates can be found here

How did we do?

Tips for keeping student devices clean