Chrome 64 Arrives on The Stable Channel for Chrome OS

The much anticipated update to Chrome 64 has arrived in the Chrome OS Stable channel.  The new version is build 64.0.3282.134 (Platform version: 10176.65.0) and it contains several new features along with the normal bug fixes and security updates that come with every new build of Chrome OS.

Here is the rundown of the new features in this build:

  • Take screenshots faster on Chromebooks with a 360-degree hinge by pressing the power and volume down buttons at the same time
  • Revamped Intent Picker for Play Applications (Same window by default with override)
  • Lockscreen Performance Improvements
  • Enable VPN for Google Play Apps
  • Enhancements to our protected media pipeline for Android
  • Android Container Auto Update Optimizations
  • Touchscreen pairing settings

In addition to these new features, there is now a flag you can set to enabled split screen viewing.  This was something that was found in a commit last month.  Android apps can now run in the background too.

As is normally the case, Google has not released the full security log for this build.  They generally hold this detailed information back until a majority of users have updated their Chrome OS devices to the new build to prevent exploits from happening.

The update is rolling out to the majority of devices starting today.  You can check for the update by typing chrome://help in the omnibar and checking for the update.

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