Hey CloudReady Fans!

Today we’re releasing v76.3 today to all release channels for the Home Edition, and to the Dev and Beta Channels for Education and Enterprise Edition.

Devices on those channels can expect over-the-air updates for this release over the next few hours. (Education and Enterprise devices will need to subscribe to the Dev or Beta Channel if they are not already on it.)

Home Edition users can also create a USB installer for this new version.

Release Notes for v76:

  • OS and Browser Upgrade to 76

  • Fix for bug with Media Codecs that causes boot failure: In some rare cases, we’ve seen media codecs install improperly and ultimately cause a device to stop booting. We’ve added a fix to prevent this case.

  • Fix for issues on few USB printers: We found and fixed a bug that was causing a small subset of USB printers to fail to work on CloudReady.

  • MyFiles directory can now hold folders and files: Starting in v76, CloudReady supports the same new Files App behavior as Chrome OS where the MyFiles directory can contain new folder or store files.

  • Default camera app now pre-installed: The default Chrome OS camera app is now included in CloudReady just as on Chrome OS devices. (Note: Android-enabled Chromebooks may include an Android camera app which is different than the Chrome app included on CloudReady).

New in v76.3

  • Fix for display settings issues on some external monitors: In the last several releases, we’ve seen some models that, when connected to external monitors, look right but cannot have their settings adjusted and report inaccurate info in their display settings. This should be resolved, at least for an initial group of devices, in v76.3.

  • Fix for DisplayLink 2.0 issues in earlier versions of v76

  • Fix for Optimus graphics issues in earlier versions of v76

  • Fix for green screen when Chromecasting from some Intel device in earlier versions of v76

  • Fix for sound output failures in earlier versions of v76

Known Issues

  • Intel G33 chipset displays black wallpaper after logging out - Older Intel desktops with G33 chipsets display wallpapers incorrectly after initial log in and log out takes place. This issue does not impact usability.

  • Intel Gemini Lake graphics video playback issues - Devices with Gemini Lake graphics seem to have problems in v76.3 playing back video depending on the situation and type of video. We’re investigating this issue and hope to fix it in an upcoming release.

  • Intel Cherry Trail boot and Bay Trail issues - Devices with Intel Cherry Trail and Bay Trail chipsets that were previously able to boot CloudReady v74 may boot to a black screen after update to v76, and will not USB boot/install. We are actively investigating and collecting info about this issue. Please visit this thread in our Home Edition forums to report your issue and for help reinstalling v74.