Google is updating the official “End of Life” policy for all Chrome devices, including retroactive coverage to previous models.
This change extends the minimum “End of Life” (EOL) term from 3 years to 5 years, adding at least 2 additional years of automatic Chrome and security updates. When a device’s EOL term is reached, Google no longer guarantees Chrome updates will be provided.
The new minimum EOL term is now 5 years from the date the device hardware is made available for purchase. Some models may have a further extension based on regional releases and the length of sale. Google will be updating the EOL policy and projected dates on the Chrome OS End of Life Policy page soon to reflect this change.