Google has purchased Neverware and CloudReady, its platform that converts PCs and Macs into Chromebooks.
Google’s Chromebook is a line of devices that run the Linux-based Chrome OS. While multiple companies build and sell Chromebooks, Neverware’s CloudReady makes it possible to convert most old computers into functional Chromebook devices.
“Based on Google’s Chromium OS, CloudReady provides unparalleled speed, simplicity, and security without hardware limitations, whether your computers are brand new or 10 years old,” according to the company.
Neverware says thousands of companies and schools in 142 countries rely on CloudReady. The company announced it had been acquired by Google via its Twitter account.
Exciting news to share: Neverware & CloudReady are now officially part of Google and the Chrome OS team! We’re looking forward to sharing more details with CloudReady customers, users, and fans in the coming weeks, but for now, click here for more info: https://t.co/ZBkH2IFVsZ— Neverware (@neverware) December 14, 2020
Google plans on integrating Neverware’s platform, although Neverware indicated in its FAQ that the Home Edition would remain free.