A surprising fifth beta build of Chrome 65 has landed in the Chrome OS Beta Channel today. It is surprising in that Chrome 65 was slated to land in the Stable Channel three days ago on March 13. With this new beta build released, it would seem the Chromium team has found some issues they want to resolve prior to releasing it to everyone.
The new build is 65.0.3325.167 (Platform version: 10323.58.0), incrementing significantly from the fourth beta build of last week. That build was .148. That large of a jump in just six days is another indicator that a lot of work has been going on within the Chromium team to get the build ready for the Stable Channel.
As with the previous few beta builds, very little is indicated as to what was addressed or fixed in this new update. In fact, there wasn’t even a link for the change log.
If you are in the Chrome OS Beta Channel, you can get this update on your device by typing chrome://help in the omni bar and checking for the update manually.
As to when we will see Chrome 65 in the Stable Channel, that is not clear. There has not been an update to the release calendar so hopefully that indicates that it is just a few days away.