Google’s Chromebook sales were number one in the third quarter of 2015.
In the third quarter of 2015, Google’s Chromebook accounted for more than half of all notebook device sales in K-12 classrooms. The third quarter was the first time that the low-cost notebook broke the 50 percent threshold. Many experts are attributing the success of Google to the growing need of school districts to provide simple devices with keyboards to meet the online assessment requirements.
In November of 2014, Chromebooks were the best selling devices in K-12. In the following year, Google was able to solidify its lead in the market by announcing 2 milestones: that 10 million students are using Chromebooks and 50 million students and teachers are using Google Apps for Education, which is Google’s education app suite.
Outside the United States, adoption rates of Chromebooks have been much slower, with only 2 percent of market shares being in other countries during the third quarter of 2015.
2 in 1 convertible tablets and laptops, such as the Chromebook are expected to gain rapid share in 2016 as more dedicated education products start to hit the market and gain more acceptance. 2 in 1 devices are expected to reach 11 percent in the United States in 2016 and 8.5 percent around the world.
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