One of the most common obstacles of technology is the constant need to upgrade equipment. Due to the frequency at which new devices are developed and released, new equipment becomes outdated within a few years, and as we’ve all experienced, much slower than it used to be. When devices become too slow to function properly, users purchase more brand new devices, but Google may have developed a solution to the issue.
Google has launched an operating system that keeps older devices running and in circulation. ChromeOS Flex is a version of the existing Chromebook operating system designed to prevent device slow-down over time. As a cloud-based operating system, ChromeOS Flex is compatible with PCs as well as Macs, including legacy devices. In addition, the new OS includes security features, uses 19% less power, and allows for deployment via USB.
Hundreds of thousands of electronic devices are purchased every year, which requires large amounts of energy, time and resources. By developing a way to preserve old devices, Google has not only created a way to increase value, but also established an alternative to purchasing new devices. With an operating system that improves performance, users will be able to keep devices longer, which overtime will help reduce the need to mine precious materials from the earth.
Google expressed interest in protecting the environment in a recent blog post stating, “While we all should be enjoying the summer heat, it’s also a reminder that we need to take care of our planet. By installing ChromeOS Flex on your existing hardware, you’re not only getting a great experience, you’re also contributing to an important cause.”
Preserving old devices helps prevent them from being sent to landfills, and overall helps take a step toward a more sustainable future. If you find you’re in possession of a device that has reached the end of its useful life, and ChromeOS Flex cannot help prolong its life cycle, proper IT asset disposition is also a crucial part of protecting the earth. ITAD facilities like HOBI collect old IT assets and ensure that they are properly disposed of via electronic recycling.
Electronic recycling keeps electronics out of landfills and prevents harmful chemicals from polluting the atmosphere. For more information about our environmental or ITAD services call 817-814-2620, or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.