Thursday, February 14, 2013

Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Dev channel has been updated to 26.0.1410.4 (Platform version: 3701.0.0) for all Chrome OS devices.  In addition to increased stability, this build also has some notable updates.

  • Fix for frequent lockup problem (173558)
  • Improvements to Flash video on the new Samsung Chromebook.
  • Updated Pepper Flash to 11.6.602.169
  • Firmware update for the new Samsung Chromebook. Note: A screen with Chrome Logo and a critical update notification will show after update restarts. It will reboot by itself after firmware update completes.
Known Issues:
  • Mouse pointer doesn't change to i-beam or highlight text (175191) Workaround: Use keyboard shortcuts to highlight text (Ctrl+Shift+arrows)
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).

Ben Henry
Google Chrome


Max said...

Where is the simple webpage that indicates upcoming and past release dates for Chrome (Stable, Beta & Canary)?

I have looked all over the proper Google sites and not found it.

The page is less than 10 kb.

HurpDurp said...

One of the flags seems to cause my Chrome to crash at start. Running without experiments allows the program to start, so I'm not sure which one it is... :<

James Byrd said...

what happened to immersive mode?

elie said...

This is update is mix bag.

The good:
the fixed the crashes which were seriously annoying
They did improve some flash sites which were buggy before
The Chromebook feels all around faster (it might be just me)

The bad
Google plus hangout still doesn't work. I can't connect the call and hangout doesn't start my camera

Youtube video are jumpy, it's funny other flash site (hulu) got better while google's own got sucky. (I guess we can't accuse google of playing favorites)

They removed the scrolling trough we pages (back and forth) from the touch pad. I don't know what that feature was called, but it was really nice.

Ethan Everett said...

@elle -

Also having issues with YouTube. Everything else seems to be OK. Wish they would bring back full screen mode though.

Tommy Jae said...

@James Byrd @Ethan Everett
chrome://flags, mang. ctrl+f "immersive mode" and there you go.
*Tried and true

It still works for me. But I have the "Advance gestures" flag enabled, so maybe that's what it is. But then again, it doesn't work every now and then. So maybe you're just trying every time that it doesn't want to work? Haha.

Tommy Jae said...

Also. Side note.

I'm also having a problem with the whole YouTube screen tearing thing. Heaps annoying.

I'm running into another problem that, every time I open up a new tab, it automatically opens Which would be totally cool, or whatever, but it's real slow and, since I don't have "Always show bookmarks" enabled, I can't see my bookmarks when opening a "New tab".
This started happening when I enabled the "NTP suggestions page" flag, but I've now disabled it AND NOTHING. Still doing the same thing. Sooo annoying.

Any suggestions???

Tony Nicholas said...

Works better for me , but really miss the 2 finger forward and back control on web page. It looked like what I had on my mac. Please bring that feature back.