Friday, July 19, 2013

Beta Channel Release for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to 29.0.1547.32 (Platform version: 4319.32.0) 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:
  • Kernel 3.8 landed on Pixel and Samsung 550.
  • New “immersive” mode - hit the fullscreen button to hide the toolbar and shelf and until you hover at the top for a more immersive browsing experience
  • Pin apps to the shelf using Drag and Drop from the Launcher
  • Consumer Kiosk Mode allows you to build your own Chrome OS powered kiosk
  • Default wallpaper selection will sync across all your devices
  • Monitor Scaling allows you to scale the UI
  • Two-finger history navigation
  • App launcher Search just got cleverer
    • It will dynamically learn what you search for
    • Apps are more prominent
    • It will search within the web store if no matching app is installed
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

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