Today,  the Google Chrome Team has announced an update to Chrome OS for all Chrome OS devices with the exception of the  ASUS Chromebox and Samsung Series 3 Chromebox (I’m sure those will be updated in the near future like the rest).   The Stable channel has been updated to 35.0.1916.116 (Platform version: 5712.61.0) and contains a number of  bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. Although things like bug fixes and security are important, I’ll get right to the list of enhancements, as that’s what’s most interesting.

Here are a few of the changes worth noting for the stable channel for Chrome OS update:

  • The Chrome OS Launcher now supports folders – you can sort all of your apps exactly the way you want.
  • Window controls have been updated based on the feedback of users – the minimize button is back and the left/right tiling of windows can be done via long-press on the maximize button.
  • Hotwording (or “Ok Google”) is now available on New Tab Page and for English (US) users.
  • Captive portal detection has been implemented during a signed-in session, which will help you get online in cafes, hotels, airports, and other locations which provide internet connectivity via a captive portal.

Here are a few of the changes for the stable channel update which includes Linux, Windows and Mac:

  • More developer control over touch input
  • New JavaScript features
  • Unprefixed Shadow DOM
  • A number of new apps/extension APIs
  • Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance

How many of you are excited about new updates for your device? I know all of us love updates and we look forward to them every chance we can. Chrome OS devices should be receiving updates over the next several days.  When it hits your device let us know what you think, enjoy!

Source: Google Chrome Releases


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