Google Plans to Split Chrome Browser From Chrome OS

Chromebook users are looking at a much longer lifespan from their devices thanks to the newest initiative from the developers at Google. The new project, dubbed Lacros, aims to break Chrome away from Chrome OS, making it possible to update your browser even if the Chromebook has reached its auto-update expiration (AUE).

At the moment, the current edition of Chrome provided to Chrome OS users receives updates in tandem with the OS. Once the device reaches AUE, the Chrome browser stops receiving updates, too.