Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to  25.0.1364.63 (Platform version: 3428.114.0) for Samsung Chromebooks. Systems will receive this update over the next few days. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security improvements and feature enhancements.

Some highlights of these changes are:

  • Updated Pepper Flash version to 11.5.31.140
  • HTML5 Content Decryption Module (CDM) with WebM support
  • Improvements to network notifications shown (170011)
  • Fix to device freeze when tab pressed at login (169956)
  • Fix to allow Chrome Office Viewer to open files containing % or spaces in the name (168341)
  • Fix to crash on suspend/resume for some Samsung Chromebooks (36027)
  • Apple Bluetooth trackpad now works with Samsung Chromebooks
  • Crash fixes to networking and UI


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

7 comments:

Mike and Nikki Schwartz said...

Does this include the Samsung ARM Chromebook?

Unknown said...

Yes. My ARM Chromebook just took the update. Still waiting on Netflix Google...

Techlink said...

It's 10:30am CST on Friday, 02/01/13...and no update yet.

Damian said...

I had to reload the Settings -- Help page a few times, but it seemed to load the release then.

Regarding the actual release, I like the ability to hide the launcher, and having reverted back from Dev to this Beta, I'm very happy. I haven't had the Sleep of Death since moving from Stable, and in general this release "feels" good.

Techlink said...

I tried for 2 days to get the Beta update; however, no luck. I thereafter recovered my ARM Chromebook OS back to its original Stable version...and was afterwards able to pickup the Beta update. The entire process from recovery to Beta took me about 3 hours. For me - it was well worth it as the video appears sharper...plus I would venture to say my ARM Chromebook runs 10-15% faster.

Mike and Nikki Schwartz said...

My Chromebook is on 25.0.1354.2 platform 3379.2.0. I've been waiting for an update because I got stuck in dev mode. My computer hasn't updated yet; shouldn't mine have updated by now?

Techlink said...

@Mike and Nikki Schwartz: Well...based on your Chromebook version - you should be able to get an update to the most recent Beta version. As I mentioned, I tried for 2 solid days - and couldn't get the Beta update to take on my ARM Chromebook. You may have to do an operating system recovery as I did, in hopes you can get the Beta version to update after you've recovered the OS.