The Chrome team is excited to announce the release of Chrome 23 to the Stable Channel. 23.0.1271.64 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. Chrome 23 contains a number of new features including GPU accelerated video decoding on Windows and easier website permissions.
The Beta channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.84 (Platform version 2913.166.0) for all Chrome OS devices except the new Samsung Chromebook.
This build contains a number of stability fixes.
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).
Josafat Garcia and Ben Henry
The Stable channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.83 (Platform version: 2913.157.0) for the new Samsung Chromebook. Machines will be receiving updates over the next several days.
Some highlights of these changes are:
- Fixed an issue in which a wallpaper setting caused systems to boot to a blank screen following the daylight savings time change (Issue: 158455)
- Stability fixes
- Black background on login screen occasionally (Issue: 158383)
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).
Josafat Garcia & Ben Henry
The Beta channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.83 (Platform version 2913.157.0) for the new Chromebook and Platform version 2913.156.0 for all other Chrome OS devices.
This build contains a number of stability and performance fixes.
The stable channel of Chrome for Android has been updated to 18.0.1025464 for ARM devices and to 18.0.1026320 for x86 devices. The new update includes important stability fixes and support for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. Both updates are now available for download on Google Play and in the Google Play Store on your mobile devices. Known issues are available on the Chrome support site.
The Beta channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.60 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and ChromeFrame platforms.
In July, we launched Chrome Web Lab, a series of 5 interactive experiments that push the boundaries of what is possible in a modern browser and a museum experience that’s fully web-connected.
Web Lab has opened the Science Museum in London to the entire world, and so far we’ve seen more than 2.5 million visitors from 196 countries creating more than 2 million Sketchbot portraits, Universal Orchestra compositions,Teleporter postcards and Data Tracer snapshots.
In the spirit of Chrome Web Lab being an ongoing experiment we’ve continued iterating and refining the experience. For example, using the new getUser Media API, you can now use your webcam to send a picture of your face, with your permission, to the Sketchbots experiment without an additional plug-in. We’ve also added a new backing track to the Universal Orchestra that changes based on a number of factors including how many people are visiting the Experiment at any given time. We’ve been proactively asking for your feedback and based on it we’ve also made a number of tweaks and improvements to both the web and museum experience, including performance, stability and usability updates.
For the technically-inclined who want to get under the hood of how Web Lab was made, we’ll be hosting a series ofGoogle Developer Live videos with the developers who created them to pull back the curtain on how they were made.
One year ago, we launched Chrome Remote Desktop in beta. From adjusting printer settings on your mom’s computer to finding a lost file on your dad’s laptop, Chrome Remote Desktop has made you the family hero by helping you remotely access other computers -- including your own -- via Chrome. Now, we are taking Chrome Remote Desktop out of beta, by adding some additional features.
New features include the addition of a real time audio feed (on Windows). This can be handy if you want to listen to that MP3 music collection you have stored on a computer at home. Now you can also copy-and-paste between your local and remote computers.
Chrome Remote Desktop is a great companion tool for your new Samsung Chromebook, allowing you to remote into your PC or Mac at home while you bring your portable and easy-to use Chromebook with you on the go.
We have more features in the works that will make Chrome Remote Desktop even more powerful. We’ll post updates here when they’re ready.
It’s been too long since I’ve cracked out the Jolt and spent the wee hours hacking away on something. So tonight, I picked up a device from my collection and did the inevitable:
More details soon to a tech blog near you. Image release date? Whenever I get around to neatening this up for widespread consumption. Mad props to the Queen for that extra hour tonight, really handy as I’m sure you’ll all agree.
This build contains stability fixes.
- 35464 - Audio on some systems may be distorted when playing a single audio stream for a long period of time, or when playing audio on multiple tabs.
- 157420 - "Allow proxies for shared networks" is enabled by default.
- 35632 - Password is asked in crosh 3 times. This occurs in normal mode. Workaround - Press Enter 3 times to bypass this request.
- On the Settings tab when modifying your avatar image, or when creating a new user, the camera LED may remain illuminated for several seconds after leaving the page.
[cross-posted from the Official Google Blog]
If you’ve moved to Windows 8 and are getting acquainted with it, you may be looking for a couple of your favorite Google products that you use every day. To help you get the best experience possible on Google and across the web, we’ve designed and built a new Google Search app and Chrome browser for Windows 8 and created a simple site to help you get your Google back.
The Google Search app comes with a clean and recognizable user interface. Our new voice search lets you naturally speak questions. The image search and image previews are built for swiping. And, as usual, you get immediate results as you type with Google Instant. The doodles you enjoy on special occasions will be right there on the homepage and even show up on the Google tile on your start screen.
The Chrome browser is the same Chrome you know and love, with some customizations to optimize for touchscreens, including larger buttons and the ability to keep Chrome open next to your other favorite apps. It delivers the fast, secure web experience you’ve come to expect from Chrome on all your devices.
Notable non-stability changes:
- Pepper Flash version on new Chromebook updated to 18.104.22.1688
The Beta channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.52 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and ChromeFrame platforms.
When Chrome first launched back in 2008, we realized that a lot of people didn’t know what a web browser was, much less which version they were using. They also didn’t know that you could choose to use a different browser. To help people learn about the importance of browser choice, we introduced whatbrowser.org, a simple site that answers the question, “What browser am I using, and why does it matter?”
Since we first introduced whatbrowser.org three years ago, the web has changed immensely. The explosion of the mobile web means more and more people are browsing with phones and tablets. In addition, with advances in HTML5 and the Open Web Platform, the web has become much more powerful, enabling rich new experiences. Over the years, browsers have improved to protect you against new security threats, which means it’s as important as ever to be on the latest version of a modern browser.
Google Drive is a place where you can create, share, collaborate and keep all your stuff. Of course, there are times you want to start a new document right away–say, to take notes in class or prepare a last-minute presentation for your boss.
To make it even easier for you to create stuff quickly, Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations–now called Docs,Sheets, and Slides–are now available as apps in the Chrome Web Store. Once installed, shortcuts to these apps will appear when you open a new tab in Chrome.
If you use a Chromebook, you’ll see Docs, Sheets, and Slides in your apps list by default following the next update to Chrome OS in a few weeks.