Besides being there for our all our search engine needs, Google has a huge range of products that are used by billions worldwide.
From the Pixel phones, to the Chrome browser, to the Home smart speaker – Google has plenty of products that play a big role in so many people’s lives.
And fans of the Mountain View firm have recently been put on alert about one range of gadgets.
Chromebooks do have a cut off point from when they will stop receiving software and security patches.
This is typically over five years from the Chromebook’s first release.
The message warning that support is ending says: “Final software update.
“This is the last automatic software and security update for this Chromebook.
“To get future updates, upgrade to a newer model.”
However, recently some Chrome OS users have been receiving this message earlier than they should.
As reported on in a post by 9to5Google, some Chromebook owners using the Canary update channel have been getting this notification.
Like with Android and Chrome, the Canary Chrome OS channel lets users preview unstable updates before they get a general release.
The message was appearing in Chrome OS last week and was caused by a faulty code.
So, if you received this message last week when booting up your Chromebook and it’s less than five years old chances are it was caused by the bug.
You can click here to find out when your Chromebook is supposed to receive its final update.
Introducing the post Google says: “Chrome devices receive automatic updates regularly that enhance both the device itself and the software on the device.
“Chrome device updates are designed to be simple for the user and, therefore, include updates to the device, Chrome operating system, browser and firmware.
“However, end-to-end updates for all our devices to ensure the highest levels of security requires dependencies on many third-party hardware and software providers so we cannot indefinitely ensure that older Chrome devices will receive updates to enable new OS and browser features.”
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