Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Dev channel has been updated to 25.1364.2 (Platform version: 3428.0.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of stability fixes and feature enhancements.

Some highlights of these changes are:


  • Encrypted Media Extensions are enabled by default 
  • Updated the 32bit Netflix plugin to 2.0.8 which fixes video corruption seen on some videos.
  • Fixed several crashes

Known Issues:

  • In a user’s first login session, going to ‘Report an issue...’ can cause the Chrome browser to hang. (166988)
  • Audio is not heard when spoken accessibility feedback is enabled (37391)

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...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 25.0.1364.5 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. This update contains stability and memory fixes. A full list of changes in this build is available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Chrome for iOS Update

Chrome for iPhone and iPad has been updated to Chrome 23.0.1271.100. This release fixes issues with playing audio in the browser. You can get the update via the App Store, or from the prompt inside of Chrome. Known issues are available on the Chrome support site. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 24.0.1312.45  for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame.  This build contains stability fixes. Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS


The Stable channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.110 (Platform version: 2913.276.0) for Samsung Series 5 and Acer C7 Chromebooks. Machines will receive this update over the next several days.

Some highlights of these changes are: 
  • Updated the 32bit Netflix plugin to 2.0.8 which fixes video corruption seen on some videos.

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...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS


The Beta channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.110 (Platform version: 2913.276.0) for Samsung Series 5 and Acer C7 Chromebooks. 

Some highlights of these changes are: 
  • Updated the 32bit Netflix plugin to 2.0.8 which fixes video corruption seen on some videos.

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...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 25.0.1364.2 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. This update contains additional stability fixes. A full list of changes in this build is available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Stable and Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS



The Beta and Stable channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.110 (Platform version: 2913.270.0) for Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 and Samsung Series 3 Chromebox. Machines will be receiving update over the next several days.

Some highlights of these changes are: 
  • Updated the 64bit Netflix plugin to 2.0.8 which fixes video corruption seen on some videos.


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...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Josafat Garcia & Ben Henry

Google Chrome

Monday, December 17, 2012

Stable Channel Update

The Stable channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.101 for the Mac platform. This build contains the fix to a bug with sound distortion with microphone input: 157613. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

    Friday, December 14, 2012

    Chrome OS Management Console Update



    The Chrome OS Management Console in the administrator control panel has been updated. This update brings new user policies including:
    • Screenshot
    • Allow external devices, such as Secure Digital (SD) cards and USB Flash drives
    • Audio input
    • Audio output
    Known issues are available here. Enterprise customers can report an issue by contacting support.

    Lawrence Lui
    Google Chrome

    Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS


    The Dev channel has been updated to 25.0.1354.2 (Platform version: 3379.2.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of stability fixes and feature enhancements. 

    Some highlights of these changes are:

    • Modifications to the system tray to display accessibility options.
    • Tap dragging is now a user preference.
    • Fixes to corruption issues for some Netflix videos on Samsung Chromebox and Samsung Chromebook Series 5. 
    • Extended multi-monitor support
    Known Issues:
    • Chrome Office Viewer will not work on this version for Samsung Chromebooks. Workaround: Upload files to your Google Drive online, and view files online.
    • Enabling the accessibility magnifying glass prevents the screen from redrawing properly (37107)

    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...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

    Danielle Drew
    Google Chrome

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    Dev Channel Update

    The Dev channel has been updated to 25.0.1359.3 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. This update contains a number of stability fixes. A full list of changes in this build is available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

    Jason Kersey
    Google Chrome

    Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS


    The Stable channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.99 (Platform version: 2913.260.0) for new Samsung Chromebook and Acer C7 Chromebook . This build contains a number of stability fixes. Machines will be receiving update over the next several days.

    Some highlights of these changes are: 
    • Update Adobe Flash to version 11.331.520 (arm)
    • Fixed an issue in which device was taken to out-of-box state after restarting 
    • Fixed unexpected "Your password has changed" dialog prompt on restart/resume 
    • Resolve most cases of reboots after sleep/resume
    • Stability fixes
    Known Issues:
    • Black screen screen on resume occasionally (Issue: 37057)

    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...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

    Josafat Garcia & Ben Henry
    Google Chrome

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Beta Channel Update


    The Beta channel has been updated to 24.0.1312.40  for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame.  This build contains stability fixes. Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

    Dharani Govindan
    Google Chrome

    Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS


    The Beta channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.99 (Platform version: 2913.260.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of stability fixes  

    Some highlights of these changes are:
    • Fixed an issue in which device was taken to out-of-box state after restarting 
    • Fixed occasional hang on boot after update for Acer AC700 
    Known Issues:
    • Black screen screen on resume occasionally (Issue: 37057)

    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...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

    Josafat Garcia & Ben Henry
    Google Chrome

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    Stable Channel Update

    The Stable channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.97 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and ChromeFrame platforms. This build contains the following fixes:

    • Some texts in a Website Settings popup are trimmed (Issue: 159156)
    • Linux: <input> selection renders white text on white bg in apps (Issue: 158422)
    • some plugins stopped working (Issue: 159896)
    • Windows8: Unable to launch system level chrome after self destructing user-level chrome (Issue: 158632)
    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.

    • [$1500] [158204] High CVE-2012-5139: Use-after-free with visibility events. Credit to Chamal de Silva.
    • [$1000] [159429] High CVE-2012-5140: Use-after-free in URL loader. Credit to Chamal de Silva.
    • [160456] Medium CVE-2012-5141: Limit Chromoting client plug-in instantiation. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Jüri Aedla).
    • [160803] Critical CVE-2012-5142: Crash in history navigation. Credit to Michal Zalewski of Google Security Team.
    • [160926] Medium CVE-2012-5143: Integer overflow in PPAPI image buffers. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Cris Neckar).
    • [$2000] [161639] High CVE-2012-5144: Stack corruption in AAC decoding. Credit to pawlkt.


    This build also has a new version of Adobe Flash. You can find the details here.

    Full details about what changes are in this release are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in hopping on the stable channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

    Karen Grunberg
    Google Chrome

    Monday, December 10, 2012

    Dev Channel Update

    The Dev channel has been updated to 25.0.1354.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame.  This build includes a test of new variations of the New Tab Page for a small set of users.  A full list of changes in this build is available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

    Jason Kersey
    Google Chrome

    Friday, December 7, 2012

    Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS


    The Beta channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.97 (Platform version: 2913.251.0) for the new Samsung Chromebook.  

    Some highlights of these changes are:
    • Update Adobe Flash to version 11.3.31.520
    • Fixed an issue in which device was taken to out-of-box state after restarting 
    • Fixed unexpected "Your password has changed" dialog prompt on restart/resume 
    • Resolved most cases of reboots after sleep/resume

    Known Issues:
    • Black screen screen on resume occasionally (Issue: 37057)

    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...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

    Josafat Garcia & Ben Henry
    Google Chrome

    Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS

    The Dev channel has been updated to 25.0.1347.5 (Platform versions 3337.1.0) for most Chromebook devices (except for Acer C7 Chromebook and Samsung Chromeboxes). This build contains a number of stability fixes.

    Release highlights:

    • Pepper Flash updated to release11.5.31.113 for new Samsung Chromebooks and 11.5.31.132 for all other platforms.
    • Crash fixes
    Known issues:
    • Function keys on external keyboards are not functional (37009)
    • When switching YouTube video from 360p to 1080p, audio may be intermittent. (163268)
    • Pdf page becomes black color after closing the print preview (164302)
    • Users may be stuck on login screen when system is configured to use an incorrect proxy (164720)

    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...’ in the Chome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

    Danielle Drew
    Google Chrome

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Beta Channel Update


    The Beta channel has been updated to 24.0.1312.36 for Mac; 24.0.1312.35 for Windows, Linux, and Chrome Frame. This build contains fixes for stability. Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

    Dharani Govindan
    Google Chrome

    Dev Channel Update

    The Dev channel has been updated to 25.0.1349.2 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. A full list of changes in this build is available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

    Jason Kersey
    Google Chrome

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    Beta Channel Update

    The Beta channel has been updated to 24.0.1312.32  for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame.  This build contains following updates:

    • Fixed crashes like 161858, 158747, 156878
    • Fixed graphical corruption in Dust. [Issue: 155258]
    • Fixed print preview in Windows 8 mode. [Issue: 159902]
    • Fixed scrolling issue. [Issue: 163553]

    Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

    Dharani Govindan
    Google Chrome