Chrome OS Stable Channel Update Arrives for Most Devices

Chrome OS users, there is a new Stable Channel build of the OS available to the majority of devices.  The update is already rolling out to devices so you should see the update soon or you can do a manual check for it.  The updated build is version 51.0.2704.106 (Platform version: 8172.62.0) for those keeping score at home and it is available on a vast majority of devices.  However, if you have a Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook or a Samsung Chromebook Series 5 device, the update is not available for you.  Having specific devices listed as not receiving the update is nothing new.  Google and the Chrome OS team often call out a specific device or two that won’t see the update immediately.  Often these updates come later to these devices.

As for what is addressed in this update, Google was pretty quiet about specifics.

Chrome OS
Chrome OS

This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements.

Not very informative eh?  Usually there is a list or indicator of most of what was updated (or it is redacted and released later) but not much of anything on this particular release.  I suspect they are all minor updates – thus nothing super exciting to write about in the announcement.

Regardless, Chrome OS users should update when it is possible.  If you want to manually check for the update, go to Settings>About Chrome OS and tap the Check for Update button.  This will download the update to your device and after you reboot, you are good-to-go.