Another week, another Chrome 65 build in the Chrome OS Dev Channel. For the third consecutive week, a new build has landed in what equates to the alpha channel of the platform, bringing more stability and bug fixes to it. The new version is build 65.0.3325.65 (Platform version: 10323.30.0) for those keeping score at home.
The update doesn’t bring any new features into play but rather refines what is already there and brings other stability improvements to the platform. As previously written, the Dev channel is essentially the alpha channel. This can be a really rough experience with lots of weird behavior and bugs. It is aimed at developers and those who like serious bug hunting to see what is coming up in the platform. It is not ready for prime time in other words.
Given that Chrome 65 is still in the Chrome OS Dev Channel, we are still likely a few months away before it is released to the Stable Channel for the majority of users. It will have to progress to the Beta Channel which will likely happen at the end of this month. Currently the beta build of the platform is a follow up Chrome 64 build.
Chrome 65 is expected to bring further security measures around sites and pop-up management but will also bring better external display scaling to the platform.
If you are in the Dev Channel on one of your devices, check for the update by typing chrome://help in the omnibar in the browser.