Thursday, October 17, 2013

Chromebooks Update [October 2013]

Notable new features include:
  • New Chromebooks!! Check out the HP Chromebook 11 & Acer C720
  • Admin Updates - Regulate automatic reboots
  • Share Docs, Slides and Drawings with people who do not have a Google Account
  • Chrome OS Update - The Stable channel has been updated to 30.0.1599.101
Full release notes below...


2 New Chromebooks

Introducing the HP Chromebook 11 & Acer C720
HP Chromebook 11 Acer C720
Highlights
  • 0.69 inches thin and 2.3 lbs
  • USB micro charger
  • 176-degree viewing angles
  • No Sharp edges
Highlights
  • 0.75 inches thin and 2.76 lbs
  • Boots up in less than 7 seconds
  • Up to 8.5 hours of use
  • 11.6” display
For full specs and release timelines click the link below to get in touch with a Newmind Chromebooks team member.

Get the new Chromebooks

Admin Updates

Regulate automatic reboots

Scheduled reboot, allows admins to set a time period for devices to automatically reboot. Auto reboot after updates, will control whether a reboot occurs after a successful update. Both policies will apply when the device is at the sign- screen.
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Share Docs, Slides and Drawings with people who do not have a Google Account

Based on recency of websites visited

Files shared outside your domain to an email address not linked to an existing Google Account can be viewed without having to sign in or create a new Google Account. If a file is shared with edit or comment permissions, the recieving user must still sign in with a Google Account in order to edit or comment on that file.
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Flash Player Update


We are updating Flash Player to version 11.9.900.117 on Windows and Mac via our component update system (i.e. there will not be a Chrome update).

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Stable Channel Releases

This is a list of stable channel releases from the past month:
  • Chrome (October 15) - Release 30.0.1599.101 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame. (Source)
  • Chrome OS (October 14) - Release 30.0.1599.101 for all Chrome OS Devices. (Source)
  • Chrome for Android (October 2) - Release 30.0.1599.82 (Source)
  • Chrome (October 3) - Release 30.0.1599.69 for Windows, Mac and Chrome Frame. (Source)
  • Chrome (October 1) - Promotion of Chrome 30 to the Stable channel for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame. (Source)
  • Chrome (September 18) - Release 29.0.1547.76 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame. (Source)