Chrome OS Sees Another Minor Update

Chrome OS users, there is another new update out for you.  Version 58.0.3029.140 (Platform version: 9334.72.0) is rolling out now to compatible devices and brings just a handful of security updates and performance improvements.  This is the second of these smaller updates in as many weeks.  As is normally the case, what exactly is addressed in this update is not outlined in the release notes.

For those that are new to Chrome OS, the Chromium team within Google tends to keep the nitty-gritty details of what is fixed, especially around security, until a majority of devices are updated.  The logic is that they don’t want those with not-so-good intentions to exploit a security hole by publishing what the issue is until after devices are updated.

For those who use the platform, you have two options.  First, you can type in chrome://help in the browser and then check for the update to manually for the update.  Second, you can simply wait.  It will be pushed down to you over the course of the next few days.

There are no new features in this update or at least there are none listed in the release notes.

Finally, and slightly related, for those who are in the beta channel, there is a new update out for you too.  That is in the Chrome 59 train and, if you have a Chromebook compatible with Android apps, that build is based on the Android Nougat framework.  You should see a lot of performance improvements.

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