Chromebooks' Share Of US Edtech Market Jumps From Under 1% To 50% In Just Three Years

By 11:59 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 Comments


Google's Chromebooks now constitute over 50% of all devices in US classrooms, up from under 1% just three years ago, according to a recent CNBC report which cited latest data from Futuresource Consulting. Of the 8.9 million devices bought by the country's schools and school districts K-12 so far this year, around 4.4 million have been Chromebooks.


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Looks like even Google didn't anticipate such rapid progress. "It's been fantastic to us to see that growth happen just in that short amount of time," assumed Rajen Sheth, director of product management for Android and Chrome in business and education. "If you see at the overall market for devices in education, it's actually expanded a lot and Chromebooks have actually taken a lot of the expansion."

Rivals including Apple and Microsoft have seen their share of the market plummeting from 52% to 24% and 43% to 24%, respectively, during this three-year period.

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