Google Launches New $50/Year Chromebooks For Work Subscription Option

TechCrunch

Google today is launching a new subscription service for businesses that use Chromebooks. For $50 per year and device, businesses can now subscribe to get access to Google’s advanced Chrome OS management features and support.

With this, Google now gives businesses the option to either pay a one-time fee of $150 for access to the management console and support, or to subscribe to this new $50/year/device plan. Most businesses probably plan for a three-year replacement cycle, so there isn’t a huge price difference there, but Google allows for license transfers to new devices with the annual subscription plan while the perpetual license can only be transferred to a device of the same model.

It’s worth noting that the new annual licenses are only available for Chrome for Work customers — not for educational institutions and nonprofits.

In addition to the new pricing option, Google is launching a couple of new features today that are…

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