Google LLC, an American multinational technology company, has recently introduced a new “Works with Chromebook” badge. The Works with Chromebook program allows Google to certify various accessories such as charger, mouse, keyboard, and power adapter, among others, to ensure their compatibility with Chromebooks. Chromebook is a laptop product line that runs on the Chrome OS of Google, which is designed to be highly portable and inexpensive.
According to a statement made by Kevin Ngo, Google’s Program Manager of the Works with Chromebook certification, the company has tested the accessories to ensure their compliance with the compatibility standards of Chromebook. Consumers can be assured of the products’ efficient functionality and compatibility with Chromebook, by checking for the newly launched badge.
Google has reportedly announced that the accessories that come along with the Works with Chromebook certification will soon be rolled out in the United States, Japan, and Canada. Consumers can also purchase the accessories through various online shopping platforms such as Amazon.com, Best Buy (in Canada and the U.S), Walmart.com, as well as Bic Camera (in Japan). Possible delivery of Works with Chromebook certified accessories to other retailers and yet-untapped countries is also slated to begin soon.
The company also provides a similar program known as ‘Made for Google’, which has been adopted to ensure the compatibility of various accessories with Google Nest and Pixel phones.
This technology company has noticed a significant increase in the number of partners, going from 25 (during the launch of the Made for Google program in October 2017) to the current cumulative number of 44 partners.
Works with Chromebook’s existing line of partners includes 13 companies, namely Targus Corporation, StarTech, Satechi, Plugable Technologies, Logitech International S.A., Kensington Company, Hyper Corporation, Elecom Co., Ltd., Cable Matters, Brydge Technologies, Belkin International Inc., Anker, and AbleNet Inc.