Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 54.0.2840.79 (Platform version: 8743.76.0) for all Chrome OS devices except HP Chromebook 13 G1, Acer Chromebook 14 for Work and Thinkpad 13 Chromebook. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements. Systems will be receiving updates over the next several days.

Some highlights of these changes are:
  • New Alt-Tab UI when switching between windows 
  • Quick View feature in Files App to preview files
  • New setting opt-in to show Input Method menu on shelf 
  • Read only policy for external USB/SD storage devices
  • UI improvements for user removal from the start screen 
Security Fixes:
Note: Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.
[657609] High CVE-2016-5195 Race condition in copy-on-write breakage of private read-only memory mappings

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner of the browser).

Josafat Garcia
Google Chrome