Chrome devices receive longer auto update expiration dates

Find out how a Chromebook you use or buy today may receive updates for up to six and a half years.

Photo of Chromebook (left) with green line and arrow to the right marking 2022, additional white line extending to 2026.

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In late 2019, Google extended the auto update expiration (AUE) date for many Chromebooks. For example, the Poin2 Chromebook 14 will receive updates through June 2025, instead of March 2022 as originally expected. The change extended the update period for the device by 39 months. Chromebooks from Acer, Asus, and Samsung, among others, also received extended AUE dates.

On the AUE page, find your device’s manufacturer name, select it to expand to a list of all Chrome products and their current auto update expiration date (Figure A). If you’re a G Suite administrator that manages Chrome devices from the Google Admin console, go to Devices | Chrome Management | then select Devices to display the AUE for your organization’s devices.

Figure A

Screenshots: (left) Auto Update policy page, (right) detail that shows Dell device auto update expiration dates.

Google’s Auto Update policy page provides details on how to find Auto Update Expiration (AUE) dates for G Suite administrators (left), and displays AUE dates for Chrome devices (right).

A review of the AUE for Google Chrome devices aimed at the enterprise shows that many current generation devices purchased in late 2019 will receive updates for about six and a half years. The Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 and 5400 Chrome Enterprise are scheduled for updates through August 2026. HP Chromebook Enterprise devices, the Lenovo 14e Chromebook, and Google’s own Pixelbook Go will all receive updates through June 2026.

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