Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to 38.0.2125.26 (Platform version: 6158.12.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. Systems will be receiving updates over the next several days.

Some highlights of these changes are:
  • MTP support in the Files app - you can now plug in your Android phone and get files from it.
  • We’ve added a set of features to enhance touch screen accessibility.
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum 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).

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

14 comments:

Colleen Casey said...

I've been trying to find some 'Help' or Information about a New Feature which has now been added to my Chromebook, called 'Easy Unlock'. I do not have any issues with it, at this time, however, when I click on the link to 'Learn More' in the settings or the Pop-Out Feature to
Find My Device, I am directed to a support page in Chromebook Help, stating "This page is not available'. Also, clicked link to learn "How is this Secure", and same thing. I've search on the internet, and can't find the Real Help I need, only Independent blog posts about What it is. So I am a bit confused and concerned, as I have some other issues w/ my device in relation to an 'Android Device' in which I do not own. Any advice would be greatly appreciate. I checked Google Product Forum, no luck thus far. I simply would like to understand he feature, the security behind it as it appears rather insecure, as if anyone w/ an Android can Unlock someone's Chromebook w/o their Consent. Thank You.

Robert thompson said...

google chrome 37.o won't update on my computer. what can i do if it won't update?

DERICK DENMAN said...

" Set wallpaper " has stopped working , whatever you have you are stuck with.

Tom Bass said...

Google Chrome 37 won't download on my PC
Just won't update

Jose Romero said...

When I connect my Chromebook to an HDTV via HDMI, it used to scale correctly. Now I have to manually adjust it.

Also, at times when connected to TV via HDMI, the audio only plays through the Chromebook and the option for audio output to TV doesn't appear. Before, audio ALWAYS played through my TV through HDMI.

Gerardo Romero said...

I have found an issue. Scrolling using the touchpad is now backwards.

Also, when I connect to an HDTV via HDMI, I now have to manually adjust the screen so it can fit correctly. It used to do it automatically. This issue has been present since other builds, even in the stable builds, but this is the first time I am writing about it.

Aaron C. said...

yes two finger scrolling is backwards now

Faber fox said...

I've been on the beta channel almost since release of the first samsung arm chromebook with almost no issues. Now, on today's update, it's hanged twice already, requiring to hold power to get it turn off. So, I tried to revert to stable but couldn't find the switch channel option. Where's it now?

Faber fox said...

Ok, after the two earlier crashes, no issues for the last few hours. In case someone else can't find the way to switch channels, open settings, click the version number at the bottom right and on the popup about screen, click More info...

Jessica J said...

The files app is new but any right click functions within the app show no options, just a white box with faded "Ctrl-E" written there. Files app is almost useless at the moment!

Joshua said...

After the update I also have the issue mentioned about the scaling via HDMI to a TV. I have to manually adjust which actually changes the resolution as well making fonts soft.

Additionally my Logitech K400 wireless keyboard with built in track pad became unresponsive or the input was wrong meaning I typed a "J" and it typed a random letter that wasn't J. Had to revert to Stable

Jessica J said...

EDIT: I also have the "Set wallpaper" bug, when I click "Set Wallpaper" the pop up window to select a new wallpaper does not pop up.

Billou said...

Thank you so much for the new files app! It works just fine on HP Chromebook 14.

Are next major features: tabs, tree navigation :) ?

Doug Terry said...

On this update, I'm also having trouble using my usb keyboard (Logitech k400) with my Samsung Chromebox.