Chome OS updated to version 66, brings Meltdown patch, more
Google has updated Chrome OS systems to version 66.0.3359.137 for most Chrome OS devices. The update, which will be rolling out globally over the next several days, finally includes patches for Meltdown on Intel-based Chrome OS devices. As ARM-based Chrome OS devices are only vulnerable to Spectre, all Chrome OS devices are now considered patched against Meltdown.
Additionally, Chrome OS 66 brings a number of bug fixes and additional security updates that haven’t been specified. A raft of the new features have, however, been listed. Most notably, Google is moving to further integrate the Google Play Store into Chrome OS by adding the option to log automatically into the Play Store at sign-in. Android apps now also gain native printing support.
Other key feature upgrades include improvements to external display support including settings enhancements, and a new keyboard shortcut for moving windows from display-to-display. Further, in keeping with the overall theme of making Android apps feel more integrated, users will also run Android apps on external displays. Other new features include the ability to zoom up to 20x with the Chrome OS magnifier and Picture-in-Picture magnification.
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