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Chrome OS 26 Now Rolling Out

Google's Chrome Operating System Gets Updated...

Google have just pushed out a new version of their operating system Chrome device. Version 26 brings a improved support for Bluetooth devices and a desktop improvements.

The stand-out new feature with this release is improved Bluetooth support. If your Chromebook has built-in Bluetooth support, a new Bluetooth UI is now available in the Status area to ease connecting and managing Bluetooth devices. Similar to managing WiFi networks from the Status area.

The new wallpaper picker has been added in this release, supporting a new style and categories.


The New Chrome OS Wallpaper Picker

Support for Widevine Content Decryption Module (CDM) has been added for Intel Chrome devices, with improved CDM performance for ARM Chrome devices. CDM is a module which enables Widevine licenses for playback of HTML audio/video content, such as used for Netflix.

Additionally, Pepper Flash has been updated to 11.6.602.180 and the GTalk plugin has been updated to 3.14.17.

Finally, this release includes many bug fixes, performance and security improvements.

Like with every Chrome OS release, it also includes the latest updates to the Chrome browser. Check out our news post about the Chrome 26 update which is included in this release of Chrome OS.

Chrome OS 26.0.1410.57 is available now for all Chrome devices. Devices  will be receiving updates over the next several days.

  • Andrew Mezzi

    I just opened the update page, and this isn’t showing up for me on my Samsung ARM.

    • Updates are often rolled out slowly by region and specific configuration. This helps to speed the recall process should a large issue be found and also helps keep the update servers fast. No need to worry just yet :)

    • robertallen79

      Andrew when you get this update see if, Vudu since they put the Widevine Content Decryption Module on Chrome OS 26, been thinking about a chromebook for my desktop, than just get a ipad mini to use my apple tv, and travel with

    • Jason Raines

      Just got the update a few minutes ago on my Samsung ARM. It automatically downloaded in the background and required a reboot to install. I guess Google pushes it out on a schedule of some kind.