Google buys Neverware that turns old PCs into Chromebooks

Google has acquired Neverware, a company that turns old PCs into Chromebooks.
Chromebooks marketNeverware is backed by Google, Khosla Ventures, Thrive Capital, Rethink Education, General Catalyst and Collaborative Fund.

The New York-based Neverware announced this on its website, saying Neverware and CloudReady are now officially part of Google and the Chrome OS team.

Neverware owns the software application called CloudReady that allows users to convert a PC into a system that runs Chrome OS.

CloudReady will continue to be available as-is, and we’re committed to supporting and maintaining existing customers.

CloudReady will become an official Chrome OS offering, and existing customers will be upgraded seamlessly as that happens.

There are no changes to the Neverware support policies at this time.

Chromebooks shipments grew 122 percent to 9.4 million during the third quarter of 2020, according to Canalys report.