Friday, December 14, 2018

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 71.0.3578.94 (Platform version: 11151.59.0) for most Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes and security updates. Systems will be receiving updates over the next several days.

New Features

  • Refreshed look for Camera app
  • Fingerprint and PIN enrollment in Out of Box Experience
  • Autocomplete in Launcher search
  • Adaptive top UI in Chrome browser based on user scrolling
  • Unified setup flow to connect with an Android phone
  • Assistant natively integrated into the OS (Pixel Slate first, expanding to more devices later)
  • New features for families including app management and screen time limits.
  • Ability to create semi-full pages in Launcher for customizations
  • Launched Android P on Pixel Slate 
  • Fingerprint authentication mode on Pixel Slate
  • Portrait mode for Camera app on Pixel Slate

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 vertical dots in the upper right corner of the browser).

Kevin Bleicher
Google Chrome

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Blogger Unknown said...

my chrome book wont let me det wallpapers

9:07 AM, December 14, 2018  
Blogger Gav Peters said...

Great update, I can now send texts from my chromebook.

10:56 AM, December 14, 2018  
Blogger Tim Nolte said...

How long does it take for the rollout to hit certain devices. I've got an HP Chromebook 13 G1 and I'm still not seeing the update.

9:27 PM, December 15, 2018  
Blogger Daniel Eskildsen said...

It takes a week for most devices..You can always check here to see what devices already got this update and what device still waiting for this update..

2:13 AM, December 16, 2018  
Blogger Jeffrey Gouse said...

Just received the update on my Asus C302. Messages integration works great so far, but the Smart Lock feature is broken. I flipped the setting for "Unlock Device and Sign In to Google Account", but each time the log-in screen tells me "Enter your password. Next time, your phone will unlock your device." I tried it half a dozen times. :/

7:10 PM, December 17, 2018  
Blogger Ben Forta said...

Good to see PIN support. But why no PIN for Google Apps accounts? You'd think those need to be secure, too.

3:53 AM, December 18, 2018  
Blogger Christopher Hunt said...

Jeffrey, I had the same experience but then tried the old turn off/turn on trick and all was working again. Chris

4:12 AM, December 18, 2018  
Blogger 9BrownML said...

I can no longer use chrome://flags to make it look like the old chrome... why remove this?? It was so much better, and now I'm forced to use this disgusting design.

6:15 AM, December 18, 2018  
Blogger Tim Nolte said...

I was hoping this would be the release that finally brought Crostini to my HP Chromebook 13 G1, I guess not. I see that I'm probably being forced to get a new Chromebook. What stinks is that's hard to find a reasonably priced Chromebook with at least 8GB of memory and more than 32GB of storage.

10:47 AM, December 18, 2018  
Blogger Unknown said...

Jeffrey, I had the same problem on my Pixelbook. Powerwashing did not help. Finally, I used Chrome to log into my account. I noticed a security alert that indicated I had not logged into my P'book or my Asus flip, or Samsung +, or Dell Linux laptop in over 100 days -- not true! So, I pressed the "remove" account button for all devices, then exited chrome OS, and logged back in. No more sync problem! I hope this helps

1:07 PM, December 18, 2018  
Blogger Unknown said...

I cannot switch to the old shelf design. The new one is absolutely horrendous.

7:15 PM, December 18, 2018  
Blogger tadzio said...

Please add ability to disable mouse acceleration.

12:04 PM, December 20, 2018  
Blogger Doc said...

Please bring back the option to revert the UI to the old style. It was available in the previous version, why remove choice?

12:20 PM, December 21, 2018  
Blogger Steffen Bardolatzi said...

1.) Since the update bluetooth LE does not work anymore the a tantack Blootooth (i.e. it is not found; deleting the list of known devices in the card reader does not help).

1.) Anyway a smart lock with a Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini (Android 6) fails, too. There is no connection although a pairing works.

3.) The support for the internal microphone ist *still broken*, too, because the microphone is muted all the time (for some now).

- Acer Chromebook CB5-571
- Version 71.0.3578.94

Google has to fix these serious issues as soon als possible!

12:37 AM, December 22, 2018  
Blogger Debopriyo Basu said...

Hi Chrome Developers!
I am surprised to discover that till now there is no option to set a password/use fingerprint to open Google Chrome! I usually keep myself signed in to Chrome and when someone borrows my laptop, signing out from chrome and clearing history is really a pain. If I make that person use Guest account, he/she can easily switch back to my account. If they want to switch, they have to enter a password/my google account password to enter my browsing session. I hope I could explain it. I do not desire another child mode/lock implementation. I want a focussed password lock implementation as however secure the browser is from online vulnerabilities, most of the time our accounts are compromised locally from our acquaintances.
Debopriyo Basu.

7:08 AM, December 23, 2018  
Blogger M Smith said...

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9:36 AM, December 24, 2018  
Blogger M Smith said...

Not if you "Sign Out". They would have to know your password to sign in under your account.
Signing out is a two-click operation.

9:40 AM, December 24, 2018  
Blogger boern said...

WOW thank you! Now the animations feel much smoother, especially the overview UI!

11:36 AM, December 26, 2018  

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