Thursday, February 16, 2012

Stable Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Google Chrome team is happy to announce the release of Chrome 17 on the Stable Channel for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48). You can read more about the Chrome version 17.0.963.54 (Platform version: 1412.186.0)

Release highlights:

  • Read about improvements to Chrome over on the Google Chome blog
  • Fixed CVE-2012-0056 kernel: proc: /proc/<pid>/mem mem_write insufficient permission checking
  • Verizon activation and top-up portal
  • Update Pepper Flash
  • New photo editor
  • File browser improvements
  • OpenVPN support
  • Stability & security fixes
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching to the Beta channel? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

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Blogger Andrew Hood said...

Stable Channel on series 5 says Google Chrome 16.0.912.77 is up to date at time of this comment.

3:35 PM, February 16, 2012  
Blogger Redwan said...

The update still hasn't been rolled out. How about posting this once the update is actually available?

5:06 PM, February 16, 2012  
Blogger Kenny Strawn said...

Agreed with both previous comments. Still don't see an update on my Acer AC700.

5:14 PM, February 16, 2012  
Blogger macbeach said...

The updates never come out instantly to everyone. I'm not sure one has ever taken multiple days, but they certainly take several hours.

I think they use old 486's for the update servers.


5:16 PM, February 16, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Chromebook crashed tonight - but it still shows release 16 and says its current.

What caused the crash? I was dumped off Gmail and told my time had expired (???) when did they add time limits. So I tried to log backon and was told my account was locked down.

I put my Chromebook up on EBAY. I really feel guilty for unloading it on some unsuspecting buyer. But without a way to block the touch pad its useless anyway. Now this and it was enough. First $150 gets it.

12:04 AM, February 17, 2012  
Blogger Kyle said...

After pushing "Check for update" my Series 5 still says Chrome OS is up to date. Google Chrome 16.0.912.77

Any explanation why the stable channel update is not live when the blog says it is?

5:46 AM, February 17, 2012  
Blogger James said...

Not working a day later still.

Do I need to do a hard reset?

5:59 AM, February 17, 2012  
Blogger MichaelT said...

New version crashes constantly. Every two pages I visit causes an immediate closure of chrome, no warning, just gone. Is there a way to downgrade because experiences like this is not comforting at all.

6:48 AM, February 17, 2012  
Blogger Kenny Strawn said...

Even doing a complete system recovery returns no update available. Even the updated USB image is still at 16.

10:01 AM, February 17, 2012  
Blogger PoshFrosh said...

Still not seeing the update on my Acer Chromebook...

1:12 PM, February 17, 2012  
Blogger Kenny Strawn said...

Ironically enough, I didn't get the Stable update described here, but when I switched to Beta, I got an undocumented Beta channel update to 18 that I'm sure you've heard on the Chromebook Central forum...

2:44 PM, February 17, 2012  
Blogger Jason Shaw said...

At the time of writing this, my Series 5 ChromeBook says it's still on Version 16.0.912.77 and is up to date. Thought it hadn't been six weeks since the last update though.

6:49 PM, February 17, 2012  
Blogger Kenny Strawn said...

The update must have been pulled, as doesn't list the update...

10:11 PM, February 17, 2012  
Blogger PoshFrosh said...

Got the stable update this morning. :)

9:47 AM, February 18, 2012  
Blogger Andrew Hood said...

Samsung Series 5 - downloading now.

1:30 PM, February 18, 2012  
Blogger Andrew Hood said...

BUG - I'm no longer able to use the Search within sites - like YouTube - directly from the address barStart typing "youtube" and then hit tab, function. Can anyone confirm this?
Samsung Series 5

9:03 PM, February 18, 2012  
Blogger Jason Shaw said...

Still don't have the update for my Series 5. I'm in the UK so assume we get it later than the US.

4:32 AM, February 19, 2012  
Blogger NikhiL DodariyA said...

tnx buddy it is realy nice 1. once again tnx for this post its realy cool

3:02 PM, February 19, 2012  
Blogger LYHGbearing said...

I visit causes an immediate closure of chrome, no warning, just gone.

12:18 AM, February 21, 2012  
Blogger Jason Shaw said...

Just signed in and now downloading the Stable Update for my Series 5.

11:53 AM, February 21, 2012  
Blogger Hendri Prastio Kurniawan said... is verry good for browsing...

10:25 PM, February 25, 2012  

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