I know Cr-48 isn't getting this version, but does that mean 18 is the last version of the Cr-48 or is 20 planned for Cr-48?And why? Were the minimum system requirements for Chrome OS upped past the Cr-48?
Thanks for the update.
Google, are you killing off support for CR48?
@mxx - No, nothing like that. @The_MAZZTer No, we'll only be skipping the Chrome 19 update for CR-48 users due to platform considerations. To be clear, we’re still committed to supporting CR-48 devices and they will continue to receive security and critical updates as necessary. Samsung Series 5 and Acer AC700 Chromebooks will receive this update and we’ll bring CR-48 devices back onto the release train after this release. Thanks for reaching out and sorry for the inconvenience!
Orit, just to clarify, what do you mean by "this release"? Just 19.0.1048.17 or all of Chrome 19?
What a bummer - I just booted up my CR48 to test things out.....
@mxx, skipping for all of Chrome 19 for CR-48 users.
Mmmmm...Why not for cr-48???
I'm still waiting for them to merge Android with Chrome OS...
Orit: Can you expound on the platform considerations that are causing you guys to exclude the CR-48? Is there some sort of hardware restriction that causes the CR-48 to be excluded? I'm sure you understand that for loyal beta testers who submitted countless bug reports to the project thus far this is quite a blow.
I would also like to chime in about the CR48 program. I was happily expecting to see a new update on mine after the announcement of this until I read the fine print. Is there a hardware limitation that our CR48's simply can't overcome for ChromeOS 19, or is it a build question? While I respect your decision, it seems odd to exclude the entire group of beta testers outside the garden of Google that signed up for the original app development and testing of the OS.
is there any way to install this software on a non-chromebook, like as a dual boot option?
Well this is saddening. It's really a shame to see support getting killed off for your first and most loyal testers. I hope Google can figure out some kind of lightweight build for the Cr-48.
Google has simply skipped cr-48 for build 19. They have said that they will continue supporting cr-48 in later builds, but simply not in this one.
Could anyone tell me if this version of Chrome OS is still 32 bits or has been switched to 64 bits? The content of "uname" in "chrome://system" will be enough.(I can't test on my computer because I have a custom system that may break badly if the kernel is now 64 bits, and I really need my custom system in the next few days)Thanks !
Aura is fantastic! It looks great, and I haven't seen any impact on performance. Thanks!!
Seriously? Can you expand on why the CR-48 will not get this update? When you say "platform considerations," what exactly do you mean? I would absolutely love to test this out on my CR-48 because it looks pretty exciting. However, if CR-48 testers aren't even going to get this update, then why bother even having this beta device anymore? Further explanation would be wonderful at this point. Will we will get this Version 20? Or what?
My Acer chromebook wouldn't update for about a month, but for whatever reason I was able to get the Aura update. It is definitely awesome, hopefully you CR-48ers get it asap.
I would also like to see CR-48 support added to this release. It will be good for us to try out and send feedback.
Thank you for this release: The UI looks great and the chromebook runs faster and smoother than in the previous developement release.uname=Linux localhost 3.2.7 #1 SMP Fri Apr 6 08:17:13 PDT 2012 x86_64 Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N570 @ 1.66GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
Does this mean cr-48 will never get aura even when its updated to version 20?
@footstep: Thanks! (it's indeed 64-bit, so I'll wait a few days before breaking my system ^^)
Can we please get a yes or no on the cr-48 getting aura?With the way the answer was originally answered... it seems like it never will and the cr-48 will be getting minor security updates but nothing past what is currently on the device. If so... that really sucks. I love this laptop and would hate to see google throw it aside already.
We plan to bring Aura to Cr48 with Chrome 20, perhaps with a more limited feature set.The Cr48 device does not have the graphics horsepower to deliver the full Aura experience, and we decided it was more important to focus on a high-quality full experience for Samsung and Acer.The alternatives would have been either delaying the Aura release for everyone or delivering something that doesn't work well and crashes a lot on Cr48. For Chrome 20, I hope we can deliver Aura for Cr48. We'll try it in the dev channel soon and learn about how well it works. We're not abandoning Cr48. We're trying to make something work for Chrome 20, but the Cr48 cannot support all of the beautiful Aura features. We'll start testing Chrome 20 on Cr48 with the next Dev channel update, which should come out within a week.
My Series 5 is still on version 15 of the beta channel. I am trying to switch over to the dev channel and have selected more info and have chosen it from the drop down but it continuously states that it is up to dateWARNINGThe development channel is where ideas get tested, but can be very unstable at times. Please proceed with caution.15.0.874.51 1011.43 (Official Build) beta-channel x86-alexAlex.03.61.0735.0056G3.0021Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
Christopher: Your series 5 should be on version 18+ by now. If you go to about:chrome and "Check for update" and can't get anything newer please file an issue at crosbug.com
Im glad to hear the cr48 will see at least a test of aura. I love this laptop. I know it doesn't have all the bells and whistles.. but its a great machine for what it needs to do. Thanks for clarifying. I look forward to seeing how well this little guy can keep up. Keep up the good work.
All i want is the "Other Devices" feature. Will at least that feature make it to the Beta or Stable version?
Im starting to have more and more sites crash. It may be unrelated but I want to try switching back to 18. Is there any problem in reverting.
I am having the same problem... all of a sudden this release is crashing every ten minutes or so.
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