Google introduces $50/year subscription and new features for Chromebooks for Work

Google has announced a bunch of new features to enhance its Chromebook offerings for Work. For starters a new $50 per year subscription is launched for businesses. Users can either pay a one-time fee of $150 in order to access the advanced Chrome OS support and management features or opt for the $50 per device/year option instead.


“Today, we’re taking a big step toward making it even easier for companies to select Chromebooks as their device of choice by announcing features specifically focused on improving identity, manageability, virtualization, performance and pricing”. posted Saswat Panigrahi, Product Manager, Chrome for Work on a company blog post.

One of the features announced is single sign-in that allows users to log in with the same credentials and identity provider that they use throughout the rest of their organization. Additionally, a multi sign-in feature is also added that helps uers switch between personal and work accounts more easily. Moving on Google is improving certificate management for wireless network.

Chromebook users will also get an improved visualization option as the company has tapped its virtualization partners like Citrix and VMware. Finally, a rich graphic experience alson with powerful 3D apps is also added. Google’s new flexible pricing is initially available only in the U.S. and Canada but will be expanded to other regions. via:Google for Work Blog

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+