Chromebooks in schools: Google planning to tap India's education sector
A chromebook is a kind of laptop which runs on Chrome OS (Developed by Tech Huge “Google”). It is a type of thin client which is mainly designed to be used with internet connection as it uses cloud storage for its most of the applications and data. It was first announced by Google in May 2011 in association with Acer Inc. and Samsung and became available in the market in the mid of June, 2011. Later on HP, Lenovo and Google itself has entered the market with its own devices. The chrome OS which provides the operating system platform for the students is mainly based on Linux kernel along with Google Chrome as its browser and an integrated media player.
Now Google is planning to involve itself into one of the fastest growing global market of India by tapping Indian Educational Sector. According to Smita Hashim (Google Global Product Manager Chrome OS),”We are in discussions with Arunachal Pradesh for giving Chromebooks to school college students as part of our give consideration to the education sector. Chromebooks along with Google Apps for Education can play a vital place in serving to school & college students to create, collaborate and research”.
Google is in exchanges with the Arunachal Pradesh authorities to run a pilot for sending Chromebook portable workstations for school undergrads. Likewise, with Chromebook Management Console, executives can manage the Chromebooks from a tablet or telephone, and more than a period interim, decrease school's upkeep and programming project costs.
The pilot is planned to be started from two cities of Arunachal Pradesh which are Itanagar and Ziro.
Chromebook is a portable workstation phone working Google's Chrome Operating System. The models are intended to be utilized fundamentally while related to the Internet with most capacities and data dwelling "in the cloud".
The organization can be in talks with very surprising states for practically identical associations.
Hashim has declined to give further particulars. In the interim, Google propelled the dispatch of a Chromebook extend in the country targeted on the instruction part. The Xolo Chromebook could be available in the couple of days on Snapdeal at Rs 12,999, while the Nexian Air Chromebook is available on Amazon.in on the same worth.
the closer months, Chromebooks from Asus (Chromebook Flip and C201) which would
probably cost Rs. 90,000 and Samsung may be possible on local retailers.