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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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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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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