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Chome OS updated to version 66, brings Meltdown patch, more

Chrome OS devices will receive an update to version 66. (Source: Acer)
Chrome OS devices will receive an update to version 66. (Source: Acer)
Google has updated its Chrome OS to version 66, bringing with it numerous bug and security fixes. Chief among the security updates is a patch for Meltdown for Intel-based Chrome OS devices closing off the vulnerability across all Chrome OS devices.

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.

More info about the update can be found at the source link below.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-04-30 (Update: 2018-04-30)
Sanjiv Sathiah
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I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have been particularly interested in all things Apple, but also enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture.