- In 2014 Google Chromebooks were the No. 1 seller among tablet and laptop products for the K-12 sector, according to International Data Corporation's (IDC) latest report.
- The report follows a July announcement that 1 million Chromebooks were sold to schools in Q2 of 2014.
- Chromebooks are commonly commended for their easy deployment and management. According to Techcrunch, teachers don't need extensive tech knowledge to set up the devices and most notably, Chromebooks have a low cost.
Things appear on the up for Google's Chromebook but that doesn't mean the company is settling for current succesds. In July Ken Lin, an engineering manager for the Chrome education and business team, shared with TechRepublic two issues his team is attempting to overcome and improve. For one, they are trying to make Chromebook a time-saver by finding ways to use the computer to grade homework and tests. Second, they are trying to use the Chromebook to connect people and resources.
In Google's own blog post on the IDC report they wrote, "It’s been thrilling to see how Chromebooks—alongside Android tablets, Google Play for Education, Classroom and Google Apps for Education, which is now used by 40 million students and teachers around the world—can help students meet their learning goals. We can’t wait to see what’s ahead as more students around the world gain access to new learning opportunities through technology."