Chrome and Chrome OS See Yet Another Update

For the third time in three weeks, the Chrome team at Google have released an update to the browser for Windows, Mac and Linux as well as Chrome OS.  The updated build across these platforms is 47.0.2526.106 for those keeping score at home and is available know across these platforms.  While there is one identified bug posted in the release notes, Google has once again opted to keep the details of the issues resolved restricted until the updates have propagated to a majority of devices.

Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.

That message has been a recurring theme with these past few updates to both the browser and Chrome OS.  The positive of course is that Google is being diligent about keeping them secure but it does keep us end users busy updating things.

If you are using the Chrome browser, the update will be pushed to you via an OTA update.  If you want to force the issue, go to Menu>Settings>About and the browser will go out and get the update for you automatically.

Chrome OS

Chrome OS

For your Chrome OS users, you can force the update by going to Settings>About Chrome OS and clicking the Check for Update button.  Note that you will need to restart your device after the update.

Given that Google keeps pushing these updates out, it is a good idea to update as quickly as you can on them.  I updated my Chromebook in under 5 minutes and the browser took about the same time.  Be sure to check out the link above if you want more information on the release but again, don’t expect much in the way of details for another few days.


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