In addition to the Chrome OS Beta Channel, which was updated today, the Chromium team in Google has also released a new build for the Chrome OS Dev Channel. The update brings the third Chrome 67 build to the platform’s alpha testing channel, which is build 67.0.3383.0 (Platform version: 10539.0.0). The updated build is available for the majority of devices that are currently in the Dev channel.
As a reminder to readers, the Chrome OS Dev Channel is the alpha testing channel for the platform and not intended for daily use. It is aimed at testers and developers and will contain bugs and have crash issues as it is tested.
Reviewing the Change Log for the release, most of the updates in this new build are addressing those bugs and crash issues that were in the last build. You can review the log here if you are interested in the nitty-gritty.
With Chrome 67, there are expected to be a number of changes to the platform. These include a new keyboard shortcut viewer, a new power menu, the move of the virtual keyboard to a floating keyboard by default, lock screen notifications and a new account manager. Yeah, it’s chock full of stuff and that likely means it will be updated a lot as it resides in the Chrome OS Dev Channel.
We still have a bit of a wait for Chrome 67 to arrive in the Stable channel for Chrome OS. That isn’t expected to happen until on or around June 5th. Working through the timeline of things, that means that we likely won’t see it land in the Beta channel, the channel right before it goes to Stable, until mid-May.