Last week, Chrome OS version 68 began to roll out to a number of devices, but as in most releases lately, not many Chromebooks and Chromeboxes updates immediately. Almost immediately we began to mark comments and emails from users who expressed dissatisfaction that their Chromebooks did not update to 68.
Now I understand the frustration. Especially considering some of the new features that came with this tour of this latest version of Chrome OS. I was very disappointed to see that the HP Chromebook X2 was omitted, as I'm very interested in seeing how the smartphone class camera is performing now that Chrome OS can actually support taking high-resolution images.
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Today I'm happy to share the relatively short wait for your update to be over. According to the Chrome OS proxy server, all nineteen devices now up to 68 have been pushed to them. As you can see in the picture below, the devices still waiting for the update, quite a wide range from older school pixels to Acer Tablet and yes, even Pixelbook.
Why these devices? Your guess is a good as mine, but be sure that if you own one of these machines, the update will come. As the Chrome OS system expands, these incremental rollups have become increasingly common, and I'd rather make sure that all the tough edges are turned off before you send an update my way.
For what it's worth, the second round of devices took to get updated less than a week to arrive. It's not bad considering many Pixelbook users waited weeks if not a month to get Stable updates in the not so distant past. Either way, if you have been waiting for Chrome OS 68 and your device is not listed above, go ahead and go to "About Chrome OS" in the settings menu and mash the "Check for Update" button.
If you still do not see the update, please leave a comment below so we can take a closer look. Me, I'm going to check out the camera on HP Chromebook X2 and gain self-confidence.
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