A Rare Third Chrome OS Stable Channel Update Has Been Released

Google Pixelbook Chrome OS Interface

The Chromium team has released a rare third update to Chrome 65 in the Chrome OS Stable Channel today.  The new build is 65.0.3325.209 (Platform version: 10323.67/68) and will be arriving on all systems over the course of the next few days.  It is not uncommon for there to be two Stable Channel releases with each major build of Chrome OS.  Usually the first one is for non-Android app running Chromebooks while the second, about a week later, brings the new build to Android running Chromebooks.

A third update however doesn’t happen often (it hasn’t happened since Chrome 62) and usually is reflective of the team finding a significant security flaw or bug that is impacting a high number of users.

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Inline Replies Comes to Android Apps on Chrome OS

Inline Replies from Hangouts in Chrome OS

Chrome 65 rolled out to Chrome OS last week and with it came a lot of improvements and changes.  One thing that was added that was not documented was inline replies in Android messaging apps.

If you are using the Android app version of a messaging app like Hangouts or Facebook Messenger, you can now reply to that message from the notification that you get when you receive the message.

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Second Chrome 65 Build Arrives for The Chrome OS Stable Channel

Left Side Ports Detail of The Pixelbook

A busy day on the Chrome OS front.  The Chrome OS Dev Channel was updated to a sixth Chrome 66 build and now the Chrome OS Stable Channel has seen its second Chrome 65 build.  The new build is 65.0.3325.184 (Platform version: 10323.62.0/1) for those keeping score at home.  Perhaps more important to everyone is that this build is coming to Chromebooks that can run Android apps.

Having checked for this update this morning on my Pixelbook, which you can do by typing chrome://help in the browser bar, the update is already out there and has been applied.

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Chrome OS Updated to Chrome 65 With A Number of New Features

Google Pixelbook Chrome OS Interface

A week later than expected, the update to Chrome 65 for the Chrome OS Stable Channel has been released.  The update brings a number of new features and enhancements to the platform as well as some key security updates.

The new build is 65.0.3325.167 (Platform version: 10323.58.0/1) for those keeping score at home and is available to a number of devices.  Generally speaking, if your device can run Android apps, you won’t get updated to this build but rather will get updated in a subsequent update in another week or two.  That has been the trend for several months now in Chrome OS.

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Fifth Chrome 65 Build Lands in The Chrome OS Beta Channel

Google Pixelbook Chrome OS Interface

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.

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Fourth and Final Chrome 65 Build Released to The Chrome OS Beta Channel

Left Side Ports Detail of The Pixelbook

The fourth and final beta of Chrome 65 has been released to testers in the Chrome OS Beta Channel.  The update is build 65.0.3325.148 (Platform version: 10323.52.0) and should be available to everyone who is running a device in the beta channel.

Given that the Chromium team has pegged March 13th as the release date of Chrome 65 for Chrome OS, this could well end up being the Stable Channel build that is released next Tuesday.  For those new to Chrome OS, the beta channel is the last channel a new build comes to prior to being released in the Stable channel.

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Chrome for Android Update Brings Chrome 65 to Everyone

Chrome for Android

A new update of Chrome for Android has been released to the Play Store, bringing the mobile browser up to Chrome 65 along with a few new features.  The new version is build 65.0.3325.109 for those keeping score at home.  It will take several weeks to reach everyone.

This Chrome 65-based build has been through four beta builds in that version of the browser, with the last one coming just last week.  That build from last week is the exact same build that has now been promoted to the stable version for everyone.

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Third Chrome 65 Beta Lands in The Chrome OS Beta Channel

Chrome OS Build 61 App Launcher

The third Chrome 65 based beta build for Chrome OS has landed in the platforms Beta Channel today.  Build 65.0.3325.107 (Platform version: 10323.46.0) is in the process of rolling out now but those who have a Chromebook in the beta channel can always force the update by typing chrome://help in the omnibar and checking for the update.

For those new to Chrome OS, the beta channel is the last channel a new build comes to prior to being released in the Stable channel.  Generally there are anywhere from 2-4 updates to the Beta channel before it makes it out to the general public.

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