Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dev and Beta Channels Update for Chromebooks


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.140 (Platform versions: 1660.98.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48). 

This build is also now available on the Dev channel for Cr-48 Chromebooks. 

This build contains a number of stability improvements.

Known issues:

  • 26151: Occasionally, some users experience loss of audio when playing long streaming videos. Rebooting the system restores audio.
  • 26731: When accessibility (verbal feedback) is enabled, viewing different pages causes the CPU usage to go to 100%. Restarting the machine resolves the issue temporarily. Workaround: Disable accessibility with audio feedback.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome

8 comments:

W.G. said...

Still waiting for a true Dev update for Samsung's and Acer's. R19 with Aura Shell! There hasn't been an update in 22 days!

Mashew Cashew said...

I'm also very eagerly waiting for the Dev update.

Aura Shell looks great.

techlink said...

What were the stability improvements? Some detail would be nice...

luister said...

youtube doesnt work at all in cr-48

luister said...

update: for some reason is working now.. :)

luister said...

stop working again.. no streaming videos at all

Kenny Strawn said...

Still waiting for a fully-functional "Window Mode" flag on the Acer AC700...

Kenny Strawn said...

Yeah, I do agree with W.G. somewhat, but apparently what you see on the Acer and Samsung Chromebooks currently is actually Aura Compact Mode. If you go into chrome://flags, you'll find a "Window Mode" flag that says "Sorry, this flag isn't available on your platform" even though it mentions Chrome OS in the list of platforms it *is* available on. If it were configurable, you would have a menu with options for either "Compact", "Managed", or "Overlapping". In 19.0.1055.3, it is restricted to "Compact". Starting with 19.0.1058 (which is what Hexxeh's Chromium OS Lime is based on), the flag should be configurable and you should be able to switch modes easily.