A sixth and perhaps final build has landed in the Chrome OS Dev Channel. Build 66.0.3359.48 (Platform version: 10452.22.0) is now available to devices in what is considered the Alpha channel of Chrome OS and you can download it by typing chrome://help in the browser bar. This is the sixth consecutive week that a new build has made its way into the Dev Channel and is somewhat rare. Most of the time only 4 or 5 builds land here before the build is bumped up to the Chrome OS Beta Channel.
As for what is new, the Chromium team has released a partial log in the Git for the build. Review it, most of the changes are security and performance changes since the latest Dev build.
We still have a bit of a wait before we see Chrome OS running Chrome 66 in the Stable Channel. The build is not slated for release until April 24th according to the Chromium team and as Chrome 65 was just released to the Stable Channel.
Just to recap the current build levels in each channel:
- Chrome OS Stable: Chrome 65
- Chrome OS Beta: Chrome 65 – Likely to move to 66 next week
- Chrome OS Dev: Chrome 66 – Likely to move to 67 next week
- Chrome OS Canary: Chrome 67 – Likely to move to 68 next week
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