The fourth Chrome 66 build for Chrome OS has landed in the Chrome OS Beta Channel today. Build 66.0.3359.102 (Platform version: 10452.54.0) is now available for most systems, bringing bug fixes and performance improvements. You can manually check for the update by typing chrome://help in the browser bar if you have a Chromebook in the beta channel.
As most readers know, the Chrome OS Beta Channel is the last step before a new build of Chrome arrives for everyone in the Stable channel. Chrome 66, which is essentially a maintenance build for the platform, is slated to go to the Stable Channel on or around April 25th. There will likely be a fifth and final beta build next week.
The Chromium team did release a partial list of fixes and other improvements for this new build. Overall most of the listings have to deal with bug fixes and security fixes. There doesn’t appear to be anything new added to the build which, given this late stage, isn’t surprising.
As a reminder to everyone, with Chrome OS expected to be updated to Chrome 66 on April 25th, The Chrome 66 build for browsers is expected to be released on April 17th. As a general rule, Chrome OS is the last Chrome branch to get updated with each new release.