Good news for those who own a Lenovo Chromebook. In a few weeks, an update to Chrome OS will add the Lenovo Chromebook to the list of devices eligible for 100GB Google Drive space offer for two years.
This patch removes Stout from a list of devices not eligible for the extra Drive storage offer
Stout is the codename for the Lenovo Chromebook. When this code change hits Chrome OS stable channel (dev or beta if you are using one of those two) users will be able to redeem 100GB Google Drive space.
Currently, the following are the devices with 100GB Drive offer.
- Chromebook Pixel
- HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook
- Acer C7 Chromebook
- Samsung Chromebook
- Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550
- Samsung Chromebox Series 3
The Lenovo Chromebook will soon join this group.
Is Anything Changing?
Lenovo Chromebooks was introduced as a Chromebook for schools. Probably there is a reason why 100GB offer was not there when this Chromebook was launched initially. But with this change, is making me think that Lenovo Chromebook might soon come to consumers as well through Google’s own Play Store or other retail partners.
But hey, why are these guys at Google and their partners not showing any interest in bringing Chromebooks to other markets? I do not know the issues and hurdles involved in bringing a new piece of hardware to international market, but I think Chrome OS and Chromebooks are ready for this. But looks like the manufacturing and marketing is not.