Hey CloudReady Fans!

UPDATE 6/12/19: We’re releasing a patch of v75.1 with a fix for a major bug (see below) that was introduced in v75.1 last week. This release will go out to the Education, Enterprise, and Home Editions of CloudReady, and will be available today on our Dev release channel.

We're excited to announce the release of v75.1 to the Dev Channel for CloudReady: Home Edition today!

Devices on the Dev Channel can expect over-the-air updates for this release over the next few hours.

If you’re interested in previewing this release, subscribe to the Dev Channel to get an over-the-air update now.

Users of the Education and Enterprise Editions can expect v75.1 to be available to them in the coming week.

Release Notes for v75:

  • OS Upgrade to 75

  • Linux Kernel Upgrade to 4.19: We’re happy to be including an updated kernel, 4.19, in v75. Kernel upgrades bring broad security, performance, and stability improvements, along with a host of added support for hardware and features.
    Neverware only tests certified models, so many hardware support improvements in v75 and later may not be noted here. If you find any newly functional hardware or peripherals we’d love to hear from you about it!

  • Improved support for MT76* wifi modules: This family of (mostly USB based) wifi bring 802.11ac and 5ghz support to a family of new wifi modules manufactured by Mediatek and sold under many brand names. Depending on the device and type of attachment, there may still be bugs so be aware.

  • Apple Magic Touchpad 2 support: The Apple Magic Touchpad 2 supports the full range of Chromium OS touchpad gestures in v75.

  • Improved hardware video decoding: We’ve re-enabled accelerated video decoding for a wide variety of CloudReady devices that have been under-utilizing their hardware with certain video streams. We expect this to improve performance for video streaming, video chat, and Citrix Workspace app performance.

Known Issues

  • (Fixed in 6/12 patch) Welcome screen and sequence shown after update: A bug with v75.1 that we are still working on is causing some devices to show the welcome screen and walk through some parts of the “new device” setup flow after updating from v74.4.

  • Some desktop with Intel GMA 3100 graphics (Q35_G) do not boot: We’re seeing an inability to boot when running v75.1 on machines with these chipsets, but will be fixing this issue in our next release.

  • User sessions repeatedly prompt to “Restore”: Some users and devices on v75.1 are failing to recover their tabs and state after a graceful log out or shut down, and instead prompt you to “Restore” after logging in every time. If you click “Restore”, this should not impact usability.

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 and report any issues using the links below.