According to the latest news, today, Neverware announced in an FAQ that it is now a part of Google. Neverware is based in New York City. It is known for making a software application called CloudReady that allows you to convert a PC into a system that runs Chrome OS.
Google and Neverware are well acquainted. Back in 2017, Google made an investment round in the startup. Neverware stated in its FAQ section that it and its CloudReady software are “officially part of Google and the Chrome OS team.”
Note that CloudReady offers a free version for personal use but there are also paid tiers for enterprise and education. In simple words, the idea is companies and institutes can convert old, slow systems into Chromebooks rather than throwing them out. This is done with the help of Chrome OS, which is a less demanding operating system than Windows 10.
As per Neverware’s FAQ section, it seems that not much is going to change for current CloudReady customers in the near future. As of now, the company’s website, forums, customer support, and admin portal will continue to function as usual. They might migrate over to Google’s services slowly.
About Chromebooks reported that some of the software that Neverware makes could help Google continue to push Chrome OS updates to older devices, extending the time frame in which some Chromebooks can receive the latest software. However, note that this is nothing but speculation because Google has not yet said anything.