Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel 53.0.2785.129 (Platform version: 8530.90.0) has been released for Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip and Google Chromebook Pixel (2015). 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:
  • This build includes the Google Play Store (beta)
  • Kernel version update in the TPM
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 Help section of the Chrome menu (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner of the browser).

Ketaki Deshpande
Google Chrome

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Blogger hellol11 said...

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8:47 AM, September 22, 2016  
Blogger hellol11 said...

patch notes?

8:47 AM, September 22, 2016  
Blogger Joshua Fountain said...

There are a lot of versions of the Asus Chromebook Flip. Which exact model is it?

11:47 AM, September 22, 2016  
Blogger Alisonnic said...

Oh, I am so delighted to have this release!!! Been waiting since April, and now it's finally here! On my Flip!!

I've installed several apps from the Play Store and done a little experimenting. So far the only problems are:

1. Kindle. When I opened a book in the Kindle app with the Flip in laptop mode (screen horizontal) and then flipped the keyboard back to put the Flip in tablet mode, and rotated the Flip so the screen is vertical (like on a phone), Kindle behaved very oddly. However, after I went back to laptop mode and closed the book, and then switched to tabled mode with the screen vertical, and re-opened the book in Kindle, all was well.

2. MS Word. This seems to work okay, except that the dropdown boxes for font and font size don't work. When I tap/touch/click on either box, it turns dark as it should, but no dropdown menu appears. I was able to find a workaround by clicking on the light bulb at upper right and then typing in Font, and then choosing from the dropdown box that appears, but this is very cumbersome. I hope Google or Microsoft fix this soon!

11:56 AM, September 22, 2016  
Blogger Joe Raby said...

I'm having WiFi issues with a Chromebook Flip C100P 4GB since the update was applied. Connecting wasn't a problem before the update. WiFi support is spotty - it'll connect, but disconnect shortly after, sometimes saying the WiFi access point is out of range. Tried with 3 different access points. It was fine literally yesterday. Wasn't dropped or anything silly like that. Are there new WiFi drivers or something included with this update? Cuz I think they need some better tests done on them.

1:38 PM, September 22, 2016  
Blogger JD Morrison said...

If we are running Beta ChromeOS and Google Play, will we have to PowerWash to downgrade to Stable? Will we lose apps we have installed from Play? Or will it transfer.

3:21 PM, September 22, 2016  
Blogger Unknown said...

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4:15 PM, September 22, 2016  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am sorry but is it true?

4:16 PM, September 22, 2016  
Blogger MHook said...

I have an entire cart that update to this latest OS and now we are having wifi issues. They won't stay connected. I have 6 other carts of 30 that haven't updated yet and I am concerned. They other carts are working fine. Please fix immediately.

8:01 AM, September 23, 2016  
Blogger MaggieD said...

I jumped on the Chromebook bandwagon and have not regretted. I love my Chromebook. But I am really disappointed that people who are just now coming to the table are going to be able to install Android apps before me. One of these days, I would like for companies to start rewarding people for their loyalty instead of giving the new "Perks" to the newbies. Please, please release these for all Chromebooks soon.

9:29 AM, September 23, 2016  
Blogger Bryant said...

Loving it! Make it available on my chromeboxes my whole house chromed out!!!

2:18 PM, September 23, 2016  
Blogger iKidNot said...

On my ASUS Flip, Wifi is working fine on ChromeOS, but selectively on Android apps and Play Store. It works when I connect via Wifi hotspot of my phone, but no wifi when connecting via home DSL wifi.

This problem seemed to resolve itself a couple of weeks ago, but is back. Wondering if the change is happening on Play GMS Services.

Anyway, this is not ready for stable I'm afraid.

5:14 AM, September 24, 2016  
Blogger Mike L said...

I have the Acer R11 how come i still cannot download andriod apps?

2:46 PM, September 26, 2016  
Blogger Ishmael II said...

Evidently it's not only not ready for prime time, it's not ready to be seenby the general pubic.

12:18 PM, September 27, 2016  
Blogger iKidNot said...

For those having wifi trouble, I found a solution. Sorry I don't have the link handy, but I found an article that offered a few suggestions and one of them helped.

You do all of these in Android preferences. Find it by going to Chrome Settings, then scroll down to the part that mentions Android and click for Android preferences. (might say settings)

1. Make sure your date and time are set automatically.
2. Go to the Apps, click Play Store and clear cache. (I had two apps that mentioned Play, so i cleared cache on both)

As soon as I did this, the Play Store loaded and wifi is working in Android on my Chromebook Flip.

Also, note that I can now go to in the Chrome OS browser, browse and install to my Chromebook without having to use the Android Play app. Much nicer, I think.

I hope this helps any having trouble.

1:35 PM, September 27, 2016  
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10:25 PM, September 27, 2016  
Blogger ryan said...

This release worked fine on my Flip, but has turned my i7 Pixel into a very hot paperweight. Both are in dev mode. At least one CPU core on the i7 runs at 100% constantly, causing the fan to spin up - and never slow down. The entire machine to feel sluggish. Enabling Android/Play Store causes Secure Shell, which I need for work, to completely stop functioning, so I'm leaving it disabled. Quality is slipping with these releases, "stable" or otherwise.

10:41 PM, September 27, 2016  
Blogger Timtroya12 said...

Hello guys! I am having an issue installing an educational lego app for my asus c100p flip. It would not allow me to install it saying that my version of chrome os is incompatible. But when I update my chromebook it will say up to date with 49 version installed. The app requires min 52 version installed. Is there a way to manually install chrome os for asus 52nd version?

7:35 AM, October 03, 2016  

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