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Google Play for Education will be no more

By Azizul Rahman Ismail - on 17 Feb 2016, 10:26am

Google Play for Education will be no more

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Google will stop selling Play for Education licences on March 14, the company announced recently. However, it will still support existing Play for Education users until the end-of-life date of their tablets. The move marks the end for the 3-year program.

“As of March 14 or later, Google will no longer sell Google Play for Education licenses. We’re committed to providing schools with the best-in-class tools for the classroom, including Chromebooks, which are the #1 selling device in US K-12 education, and a strong and growing ecosystem of educational apps. We’ll continue to support our Google Play for Education customers and the devices that they have purchased,” a Google spokesperson told Tech Crunch.

Some say that the move is not surprising and is a smart move on Google’s part. This is because education has shifted away from the consumer centric Android to the Chromebooks. For the most part, Chromebooks are also cheaper and their keyboards probably make them a better fit in the classroom, compared to tablets.

Source: CRN via Tech Crunch