Today, Dell announced that it has teamed up with Google to offer a first lineup of Latitude Chromebook Enterprise devices, combining a trusted brand in the enterprise world with an OS that can now rival Windows and macOS in terms of versatility.
As Google has seen major success with Chromebooks in the US education market, Microsoft's rumored Windows Lite platform should take the best from Chrome OS and mix it up with some unique Windows things, providing users the best of both worlds.
It seems Google is throwing in the towel on the development of their Project Campfire. The feature would have been similar to Apple’s Boot Camp that can be seen in Macs, and could have allowed users to run Windows 10 on their Chromebooks.
Chromebooks have pretty much taken over the K-12 mobile PC market in the US in recent years, and even though Windows PCs perform much better outside of the US, Microsoft may need a better answer than cheap Windows 10 PCs to remain relevant in the classroom
Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices Group says that the rise of Chromebooks in the education market didn’t prevent Windows PCs from seeing solid growth in the US as well as the rest of the world last year.
After being only available on select models including the Google Pixelbook and the Asus Chromebook Flip, it seems that Microsoft’s Office Android apps can now be downloaded on a broader selection of Chromebooks.
Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella recently took a trip to India where he spent time visiting government officials, academia, stakeholders, tech industry leaders and entrepreneurs as well as engaging in his inner Steve Ballmer for a moment.