Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to 42.0.2311.41 (Platform version: 6812.34.0) for all Chrome OS devices except Pixel, Acer Chromebox CXI, LG Chromebase, Asus Chromebox, Dell Chromebox, HP Chromebox, HP Chromebook 14, Toshiba Chromebook, Acer C720, Dell Chromebook 11. 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:
  • The ability to pin your favorite apps to their shelf
  • Files app has implemented Material Design
  • Support for password-protected zip files
  • Updated calculator app

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum 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).

Matthew Yuan
Google Chrome

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Blogger Billy H said...

i knew that the material design was coming. i thought the old file manager was fine. the new design doesn't suit the rest of the OS.

12:30 PM, March 17, 2015  
Blogger David Miller said...

Just beautiful. Material Design just added the missing piece to this amazing OS... I hope the rest of the OS will get the same design too. This is just the perfect UI.
Once again, good job guys :)

12:52 PM, March 17, 2015  
Blogger Billy H said...

people aren't going to take chromeOs seriously with an immature looking design.

1:25 PM, March 17, 2015  
Blogger N Wilson said...

I am not trying to be negative, but I absolutely hate the new "Start menu". I do not like how it resides in the center of the screen now instead of by the taskbar. The format of it just doesn't make much sense either. I am sure I will learn to use it more effectively in the future, but until then I just am not going to enjoy chrome OS anymore. Please take my feedback and apply it. If you do not, however, I understand.

4:52 PM, March 17, 2015  
Blogger de pianoklas said...

I have the Acer 720 for a year now. Why is it excluded from this update?

11:34 PM, March 17, 2015  
Blogger Philip Giuliani said...

I hope the update for the excluded devices will come soon. I also have the Acer C720.

10:55 AM, March 18, 2015  
Blogger Billy H said...

@ the people who have been excluded from the update. wait a few days. you will get it.

1:06 PM, March 18, 2015  
Blogger Juan Carlos Cornejo said...


This is actually a fairly common occurrence, and the C720 has been left out of it before too.

Rest assured, the updates will be coming soon as soon as the issue preventing their release is fixed.

2:57 PM, March 18, 2015  
Blogger dtm said...

How can i disable the new launcher design.

6:56 AM, March 20, 2015  
Blogger Joel Torres said...

I hope Chrome OS gains more Material Design. It really does look nice.

1:05 PM, March 20, 2015  
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7:21 PM, March 22, 2015  
Blogger Jonathan Vaughn said...

"The ability to pin your favorite apps to their shelf"

Eh? I thought this feature had existed for quite a while.

9:32 PM, March 26, 2015  
Blogger dtm said...

There's a flag you can turn off to disable the new app launcher.

7:30 AM, March 29, 2015  

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