Chrome OS Stable Channel Sees Minor Updates

An update for Chrome OS is currently rolling out to the stable channel.  The update is build 59.0.3071.134 (Platform versions: 9460.73.0, 9460.73.1) for those keeping score at home and should be hitting devices over the course of the next few days.  Unlike similar releases over the course of the past few months, Google did not indicate any specific devices this update would not be coming to this week.  Rather, they simply indicate “most devices” will see the update.

To check to see if the update is coming to your Chrome device, go to chrome://help in the browser on your Chromebook or Chromebox and check for the update.  If it is available to your device, it will start downloading and after a restart, will be installed.

Google did not call out anything specific that is addressed in this update.  Rather, the somewhat generic bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements were listed.  What exactly was fixed and updated is not made known.  Google tends to keep specifics undocumented for a few weeks after each Chrome OS release to assure any security issues are not exploited.

I’ve updated my Acer Chromebook 14 this morning to this new updated and I’ve not seen anything new or different from the previous release.  If you find something, do drop a comment below.