Monday, December 16, 2013

Chromebooks Update [December 2013]

Notable new features include:
  • New Acer Chromebook
  • 3 Admin Console updates
  • 5 Stable Channel Releases
Full release notes below...


Brand New Acer C7 Chromebook

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  • 11.6’’ (1366x768) display
  • 1 inch thin – 3 lbs / 1.4 kg
  • Up to 4 hours of battery1
  • Dual-core Intel® Celeron® Processor
  • 100 GB Google Drive Cloud Storage2 with 16GB SSD
  • Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet
  • HD Camera
  • 3x USB 2.0
  • 1x HDMI Port, 1x VGA port
  • 2-in-1 memory card slot (SD, MMC)



3 Admin Console Updates

This is a list of admin console updates:
  • December 10 - Single App Kiosk feature added to device settings. (Source)
  • December 6 - Chrome device list and management options moved into "Device Management" section. (Source)
  • November 21 - New device settings to manage power options on the sign-in screen of enrolled devices. (Source)

Stable Channel Releases

This is a list of stable channel releases from the past month:
  • Chrome OS (December 10) - Release 31.0.1650.63 all Chrome OS devices except Acer C7. (Source)
  • Chrome (December 4) - Security Release 31.0.1650.63 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  (Source)
  • Chrome OS (December 3) - Security Release 31.0.1650.62 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  (Source)
  • Chrome OS (November 21) - Security Release 31.0.1650.61 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  (Source)
  • Chrome OS (November 14) - Security Release 31.0.1650.57 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  (Source)