Chrome OS Update Available for Most Devices

The Chromium team at Google has rolled out a new update to Chrome OS in the Stable channel.  The updated build is 55.0.2883.87 (Platform version: 8872.70.0 or 8872.70.1) and is available now on eligible devices.  The update, however, is not available for the following Chromebooks:

  • HP Chromebook 11 1100-1199 / HP Chromebook 11 G1
  • Samsung Chromebook 2 11″
  • HP Chromebook 14

If you have one of these devices, an update is likely going to be coming your way in a few weeks.

As with all Chrome OS updates, this one includes a number of bug fixes and security improvements but also has a number of new features too.

The new features in this build include

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  • API for setting BLE Advertising frequency for Kiosks
  • Files App Gallery: Resize Image Feature
  • SAML support for Integrated Windows ® Authentication
  • More Chrome APIs are whitelisted to force-install Apps and Extensions in Public Sessions

Even if you do not need or have an interest in these new features, it is a good idea to get the latest update to your device for the security and bug fixes.  As a reminder, you can always wait until the update is released for your device but you can force the issue too.  Just typing in chrome://help in the browser on your Chromebook and it will automatically look for and install the update.