It’s no secret that 2021 was a huge year for Chromebooks. Google’s web-first operating system grew by leaps and bounds as people looked for ways to stay connected during quarantine. What’s new in 2021? Well, lots of Chromebook hardware, for one.
Google kicked off its “What’s new in Chrome OS” I/O session by talking about growth. The platform saw 92% year-over-year growth, pushing Chrome OS past macOS to become the second-largest computer operating system behind Windows. Google says this is five times the growth seen in the overall PC market.