Hey CloudReady Fans!

We're releasing v73.1 to the Dev Channels of the Home, Education, and Enterprise Editions today.

If you're interested, subscribe to the Dev channel to get an over-the-air update now.

Release Notes for v73.1:

  • OS Upgrade to 73

  • Initial support for “Amber Lake” and “Whiskey Lake” Intel CPUs : While we are not yet certifying any of these models, we’ve added initial support for Intel CPUs of these latest mobile generations.

  • Fix for some Dell Airplane Mode buttons on Dell XPS 12 9Q33 and similar devices.

  • Fix for Chromecast failure on Intel Celeron CPU B840

  • Fix for a wide set of modern integrated AMD GPUs that previously would not boot CloudReady. The full set of hardware that this fix helps is not clear, but some examples we’ve seen improved include:

    • R2E and R7E graphics built into AMD GX-series chipsets

    • R6 graphics built into AMD A10 chipsets

  • Fix for issues with wallpaper policies at the login screen: In v72 some customers made us aware of problems where their policy for a login screen wallpaper was not applying or displaying properly - we’ve fixed this in v73.

  • Initial support for P2P updates: Chrome OS has long supported a feature to reduce bandwidth constraints in environments with multiple Chromebooks updating by having them share their update payloads directly to one another via a peer-to-peer process. CloudReady is adding initial support for this type of updating in v73.1, with further improvements coming soon.

    • NOTE: As part of adding P2P updates, we are switching to a new update server for all CloudReady clients on v73.1 or later. That URL will now be https://cloudready-paid-update-server-2.neverware.com

  • Patch for CVE-2019-5786: In keeping with the security best-practices that Google follows on Chrome OS, we are shipping a patch in v73 (and to v72) to fix a critical vulnerability currently known as CVE-2019-5786. As is standard for these types of issues, no details on the issue or the fix will be available for some time in order to provide all vendors sufficient time to patch the issue.

  • Fix for the UI shutdown button: The shutdown button on the login screen should say “restart” instead of “shutdown” when the “only allow users to turn off the device using the physical power button” policy is selected.

Known Issues

  • In v73.1, after a reboot on an enrolled device with Education and Enterprise Editions, on the new user login screen, the buttons on the task bar do not respond when clicked. We are currently looking into a fix.

Unstable releases often have unforeseen bugs. We rely upon Dev Channel users to report those to us in our forums. If you're ok with a little instability, please jump to this new release and let us know what you think!