There’s a huge dilemma surrounding Google’s Chromebooks. When they first launched, they were only capable of running websites on Google’s Chrome browsers. Google made a huge bet on its browser-based and affordable laptops that were meant to let you do a ton of things from the browser. In reality, that was never the case. Good web apps back then were quite hard to find, and a major limitation of Google’s Chromebook devices was the fact that you needed a working internet connection all the time.
Fast forward a few years later, the Chromebook platform has come a long way. It can now run Android apps, and it’s even getting support for running Linux apps. From only being able to run web apps to running Android and Linux apps, the journey has been a long, bumpy road for Google.
Original Article Appeared 10/9/2018