Thursday, February 21, 2013

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 25.0.1364.87 (Platform version: 3428.149.2) for Samsung Chromebooks. This build contains a number of new features, bug fixes and security improvements. Machines will be receiving updates over the next several days.

Release Highlights:

  • Updated Flash to 11.6.602.169
  • HTML5 Content Decryption Module (CDM) with WebM support
  • Fix to Samsung Chromebook device freezes or crashes on some systems when trying to resume after suspend
  • Extended Desktop Mode (multi-monitors) now supported
  • App Launcher now supports re-ordering
  • Intelligent Window positioning (if you don't manually move your windows, we will arrange them to show you more at all times)
  • Tap dragging is now a user preference.
  • Encrypted Media Extensions are enabled by default
  • Modifications to the system tray to display accessibility options.
  • Improved power consumption on ARM devices
  • Numerous UI improvements and crash fixes
  • Improved accessibility controls in the status area, out of box experience, and login page

Known Issues:
  • When connecting to a wifi captive portal, logging out and adding a new user will show the captive portal overlay but never hide it. Workaround: Logout and login again.

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


Andrew Rabon said...

Woot, finally!

Good job Chrome team.

Joe Louis said...

And still no Netflix for the ARM Chromebook. Arguably the only reason I can't absolutely recommend this device to people.

Aaron Walker said...

I would have to agree with Joe Louis on that one.

Keep it up Google. Have not failed me yet. :D

James Ellis said...

I'am having trouble getting the update here in the UK ??? anyone else got this problem ???

Beta Tester said...

In agreement with Joe and Aaron, which is why I would never recommend an ARM version of the Chromebook. It's *not* nice that Samsung "borrowed" design ideas from Apple, but I'd rather have something that functions rather than looks pretty.

Radim Fryč said...

Version 25 is not working with Chrome Toolbox (by Google) properly.

godlessBryson said...

I'm with Joe Louis, too... Why are we still waiting for Netflix support? I can watch Netflix on my ARM-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 2, so why not the ARM-powered Chromebook also made by Samsung? I honestly thought they'd have it worked out my Christmas with all they've sold.

Steffen Bardolatzi said...

This is the stable worst firmware update ever:

1.) All profile pictures are lost.
2.) An additional account with my user name has been added. Its password is unknown so I had to delete it.
3.) The combination STRG+M to open the file manager does not work anymore.

I have a Google Chromebook (first generation).

Jonathan said...

While I can confirm Steffen's findings, I do appreciate that Google brings this update to the 1st Gen as well :) There do seem to be some stability issues, but it's still rock stable compared to any other OS. Keep up the good work!

PS: For Netflix they need to port NativeClient to ARM, which I read they are very busy with. Also, I think it'll come, because Google is planning on releasing Quickoffice, that is also running on NativeClient. Wouldn't make sense to exclude the large Samsung ARM chromebook group, would it?

James Ellis said...

are any of you guys running this update on the new samsung chromebook ARM ???

voctemic said...

When will this release get pushed to the Samsung ARM chromebooks? I keep checking, but it always says "up to date" with version 23.

James Ellis said...

Same here @voctemic :-( I did use the beta version of these and it was alot better only problem I had was when the computer went into sleep mode the wireless connection would be lost and I would have to reboot the computer but hopefully this has been fixed just the waiting game now to get this update on our ARM machines.

Josiah Pang said...

Thanks Google!

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