Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

*** Update 5 Sept 10 am PDT - 21 Stable wifi issues are resolved, we are rolling out a new update to 21.0.1183.89 (Platform version: 2268.142.0) ***

The Google Chrome team is happy to announce the arrival of Chrome 21 to the Stable Channel for Chrome OS.  More detailed updates are available on the Google Chrome Blog.  

The Stable channel has been updated to 21.0.1183.0 (Platform version: 2465.127.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5 550, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48) and Samsung Chromebox Series 3. Machines will be receiving updates to this version over the next several days.

This build contains a number of new features, as well as security & stability improvements.

Some highlights of these changes are:

  • We re-designed the App list to work alongside your browser and apps
  • New Print UI - please see the blog post for more details
  • You can select your own custom wallpaper
  • New, offline-capable Google Docs app
  • Update Adobe Flash to version
  • Flash Access Support
  • Seccomp Flash sandbox
  • New Shill connection manager
  • WiMax support in Shill
  • LTE Support for modem manager
  • Support Standard USB audio devices
  • Support wireless (bluetooth and others) Gamepads
  • Update GTalk Plug-In to version 3.3.3
  • Update Netflix Plug-in to version 2.0.5
  • Kernel rebased to 3.4
  • Gestures: support 3-finger tap/click as middle button
  • Resolved issues Samsung users were experiencing with Verizon Wireless activation

Security fixes and rewards:

Please see the Chromium security page for more detail. Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix.

  • [$3133.7] [141901] Critical CVE-2012-2864: Mesa array overflow. Credit to miaubiz.

Known issues:

  • 141717 - 3G: Clicking 'Buy Plan' not working if Wifi disabled
  • 141737 - Tab hangs when playing a Vimeo playlist in the couch mode
  • 23789 - Occasionally unable to unlock SIM cards on Gobi2k
  • 32643 - Cannot connect to OpenVPN from number of home networks
  • 33484 - Cellular network name sometimes mis-identified

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.

Josafat Garcia

Google Chrome


Stephan said...

Very good, will try it out tonight!
Keep up the good work.

Nikolai Domaev said...

'elite' amount of money for the security fix, that really cool! :D

Blewby said...

Nice Update.. seems nicer looking and streamlined. Seems I have less internet drops at hotels. I like being able to have my own picture for wall paper.

Thanks guys & gals.. Keep the improvements coming.

Ludovic Cohen said...

Just using a #chromebook on the side for now and here some features I think are missing:
- Multiscreen switch (4 screens at least but the more the better)
- Background Widget
- Multiscreen support
- An Omnibox search bar shortcut (maybe this one already exist)
- More offline mode
- better hardware (better screen and trackpad, even better internal hardware, huge battery)
- Ultrabook format
- Google Drive with 100Gb for Chromebook users
- Standalone Chrome App i.e out of the browser (this one is coming)

René Dittmann said...

Since this Version, my Mobile Connection ist disabled.
No Chance to get ist activated.
This Problem was already be there in Beta Version.
But with this stable Version I have got a second Problem. A Mobile-Card, witch was working with the Beta is now also disabled. The only Chance to get it in Use (the one witch was working fine with the Beta) is to activate the PIN again. Without PIN, no Mobile.
I switched back to Version 20. All Mobile-Cards works fine with this Version, without PIN.

Jeff said...

Update on hold status?

Jacob Floyd said...

I anxiously await this release to be re-released as stable.

This issue only affects the 3G connected chromebooks, right? Perhaps you could release it to WiFi-only chromebooks like mine?

I love my chromebook!