Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Beta channel has been updated to 20.0.1132.37 (Platform version: 2248.85.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550, and Samsung Chromebox Series 3, and Cr-48).  This release contains stability improvements.

Highlights of these changes are:
  • Firmware update for Chromebook Series 5 550. 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.
  • 131401 - Fixed Chrome crashes on opening Microsoft Office formatted files (such as .doc, .xls, etc) when those files are stored and opened locally on the Chrome OS machine.
  • Crash fixes

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’ under the wrench menu.

Danielle Drew

Google Chrome

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Blogger Judson Lewis said...

Any idea what the firmware upgrade is for, specifically? Tried poking around the 'net just now to find it and came up short.

7:25 AM, June 20, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Receiving continual DNS errors. Switched back to the Stable channel so I can actually use my SS 5 550 Chromebook.

4:39 AM, June 21, 2012  
Blogger Judson Lewis said...

Yeah I was having trouble accessing facebook. It seemed to resolve a couple days before the update but had been going on since I got it. Sometimes ads on pages wouldn't load (which itself isn't a problem, but I was afraid it would extend to other pages aside from FB).
Where there any pages specifically you were having trouble with? I was very close to returning the 550 but I'm much happier now.

9:33 AM, June 21, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure your modem/router is set to WPA2/AES. This correction fixed my DNS error problem.

10:21 AM, June 21, 2012  

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