Chrome OS has progressed way beyond the expected threshold, even to the point where the daily drivers of individuals and businesses alike are now actively replaced by Chromebooks. In the latter half of 2020, Chrome OS also managed to sprint out just ahead of Apple’s macOS, and this enough speaks volumes about this operating system’s bright prospects.
In the light of everything that has been happening lately – from top-end Chromebook production to newer features every day, Google has just introduced the Chrome OS Readiness Tool. In this article, we’ll brief you on everything you need to know regarding this latest tech tycoon project.
What is the Chrome OS Readiness Tool?
The Chrome OS Readiness Tool will be launched in early 2021 to recognize and assess all those Windows devices that can be switched to the Chrome operating system.
This tool is intended for organizations and enterprises that comprise specific departments of IT with a decent inventory.
Per this appliance, businesses won’t have to make a manual switch and restock themselves with brand-new purchases.
This project is looking to cut all shortcomings down in this regard and allow organizations to redirect to Chrome OS easily and effectively.
Take a look at this mechanism chart from Google below.
The first step seems to incorporate the tool in the desired Windows computers. Afterward, apps are monitored and analyzed for usage, all in privacy. This is followed by drawing a comparison between the present applications and the ones on the verified database to conclude if the device in whole is Chrome Ready or not, no pun intended. Lastly, a summary report is created that classifies applications in relevancy to their state. They could be perfectly okay or require a virtual desktop for their functioning, such as the Parallels Desktop. Out of these two options, there is also a third one where apps are not ready yet to make the switch.
What else can Chrome OS Readiness Tool do?
Apart from identifying all those Windows devices that can adopt Chrome OS, the private tool can analyze the various applications present in your work system and draft a report that shows in-depth app usage.
The report comes from a verified Google database of applications and involves organizations using the Chrome OS Readiness Tool. This lends in practicality with accurate results.
Moreover, Google promises that this tool shares personal data with no one, not even with Google itself. All the data gathered by it will be your sole property, and through-and-through control will be provided.
The Chrome OS Readiness Tool is shaping up to be lightweight and not anywhere near heavy on a system. This would go a long way in ensuring performance stays the same and doesn’t get inconsistent over time.
How can I get the Chrome OS Readiness Tool?
According to Google, the Chrome OS Readiness Tool is still in the works but is expected to roll out in the coming months. What you can do right now is download a sample report and sign yourself up to become an early tester of the tool.
You can do that by clicking on this link.
That’s all about the Chrome Readiness Tool for now! Expect more information to drop soon since Google has said that this project will be launched in early 2021. Considering that it’s the end of February right now, not much time remains till we see a full-fledged version of the tool, hopefully.