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CloudReady v78.1 now available!

CloudReady v78.1 now available!

 

Hey CloudReady Fans!

Today we’re releasing v78.1 to the Dev Channel for all Editions of CloudReady.

Devices already on the Dev update-channel can expect over-the-air updates for this release over the next few hours.If you’re interested in previewing this release, make sure you subscribe to the Dev Channel to get an over-the-air update now.

Release Notes for v78:

  • OS Upgrade to 78

  • Fix for button rendering in some login screen interactions: In v76 and v77 we found and have fixed some issues where login screen buttons involved in new profile creation, special 3rd party login tools like Clever, and other button were rendered in a way that made them difficult to click.

  • Fix for graphics issues in certain i-Ready games: Certain older Intel desktops were having issues rendering i-Ready Educational games. This issue is resolved.

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.

  • Installing plugins is not possible via new Settings menu: Changes to the browser and OS settings menus in v78 make it impossible to click “Install” to add CloudReady’s media plugins. Devices updating to v78 that already have plugins should have no issues.

  • Display output causes crashing on Intel “Pineview M” devices: We’ve seen devices crash when attached to an external VGA monitor on v78.1. The bug appears limited to older, smaller Intel devices with GMA 3150 or other “Pineview M” family graphics.

  • Rendering issues at login screen for Intel i915 devices: Across various older Intel devices, we’re seeing issues where the text is not displayed properly when signing in a new user at the login screen, and some unexpected transparency while a session is locked.

  • Some Nvidia graphics fail to render certain sections/pages: We’ve seen a few Nvidia devices on which the chrome://flags page, and the update management section of the settings menu, are not displayed.

  • Certificate management buttons are missing from settings menu

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.

CloudReady v77.1 now available!

CloudReady v77.1 now available!

 

Hey CloudReady Fans!

Today we’re releasing v77.1 to the Dev Channel for all Editions of CloudReady.

Consistent with our previous announcements (here and here), this release will only be available in 64bit builds.

Devices already on the Dev update-channel can expect over-the-air updates for this release over the next few hours.If you’re interested in previewing this release, make sure you subscribe to the Dev Channel to get an over-the-air update now.

Release Notes for v77:

  • OS Upgrade to 77

  • Fix for 2D video playback slowness on some older Intel hardware: We resolved an issue where Intel desktops from the 2007-2009 era showed, in some cases, meaningful slowdown in their video playback compared to earlier versions of CloudReady.

  • Fix for issues installing on some devices due to CD-drives: We found and fixed a bug where some CD-drives, if they loaded slowly, would prevent installation of CloudReady.

  • Broad touchpad pressure adjustments: We’ve seen, and gotten reports of, a large number of touchpads that lag during normal use on CloudReady in the last 6 months or so. In this unstable release, we’re shipping a catchall-quirk that should adjust pressure sensitivity on all touchpads by default. We expect this to improve the issues with lag but cause no changes on touchpads that already worked well. If you experience a loss of functionality on your touchpad, please contact us.

  • Resume from sleep improvements: For a category of desktops, issues resuming from sleep via USB keyboard or mouse have shown up on recent CloudReady versions. We’re making an adjustment that we hope will fix this issue on many desktops, allowing more devices to resume properly via a USB peripheral.

  • Fix for issues with Nvidia 9400/m GPUs on Macs: A series of Macbooks and iMacs have Nvidia 9400/m graphics. In v76 those machines may show issues with external displays, but in v77.1 that issue is resolved.

  • Fix for install errors on some HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE devices

  • Fix for a bug with feedback-report logs at the login screen

  • Added support for 3 new TPM chips: CloudReady v77.1 introduces supports for TPM1.2 functionality in devices with TPM chips which match the IDs 0x1A, 0x1B, and 0xB. No change should be observed for devices already in-use which have those TPM chips. Read more about TPM here.

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.

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.

Patch release for CloudReady v76.4 now available!

Patch release for CloudReady v76.4 now available!

 

Hey CloudReady Fans!

Tonight we’re releasing a patch to v76.4 to all channels and all Editions of CloudReady.

Devices will start receiving over-the-air updates for this release over the next few hours.

Patch Release Notes:

  • Fix for SD card readers not working on some devices: Some Lenovos, Acers, and HPs have issues with reading SD cards in v76.4, which is resolved in this release.

  • Fix for crashing caused by USB audio devices on some Dell Optiplexes: This issue caused repeated crashing and bootlooping for some Dell Optiplex models whenever connected to USB audio devices. The issue should be resolved and, after updating, USB audio devices should return to working reliably on all models.

  • Fix for wifi issues on Fujitsu Lifebook T734 after sleep: The Lifebook T734 required multiple retries to have working wifi on v76.4 after resuming from sleep. This patch resolves that problem as well.

For a review of the rest of CloudReady v76.4, please see the original release notes here.

Especially when it comes to bug-fix releases like this one, we are eager to hear from your organization if you continue to have any issues. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support desk if you have questions or concerns.

CloudReady v76.4 now available!

CloudReady v76.4 now available!

 

Hey CloudReady Fans!

We're excited to release v76.4 to all channels and all Editions of CloudReady today!

Devices will start receiving over-the-air updates for this release over the next few hours.

NOTE:
We shipped a patch-update for v76.4 on September 10th to resolve several new bugs that were discovered. See detailed release notes here.

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). ‘

  • 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.

  • Support for Gemini Lake video playback: In earlier versions, Intel Gemini Lake devices had some issues playing back videos at medium or high resolutions. That problem is now resolved.

New in v76.4

  • Fix for screen rotation issues in tablet mode: We discovered and fixed an issue with screen rotation not being able to properly trigger once in tablet mode on some convertible CloudReady devices and tablets.

  • Fix for issues with new account creation at sign-in screen: In prior versions of v76, choosing to create a new Google account at the CloudReady sign-in screen would result in UI issues that caused difficulties completing the process. For the majority of devices. See below for a Known issue that persists with low-resolution displays.

New Certified Models in v76

  • AOpen DE3450

  • Apple iMac 12,1

  • Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1

  • HP Elitebook x360 1030 G2

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th Gen


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.

  • Issues with new account creation on low resolution screens: Though most devices work fine, CloudReady devices with resolutions below 1024x768 still have difficulties displaying the new account-creation UI at the sign-in screen.

  • Issues with external display on some Nvidia 9400/m GPUs: We’ve seen a number of Macs with Nvidia 9400 or 9400m GPUs that show problematic graphics tearing or even, rarely, crashing, when attached to an external display whose resolution exceeds the Mac’s internal one. Reducing the resolution on external displays can work around this issue while we investigate a fix.

CloudReady v76.4 (early release) now available for 64-bit Home Edition!

CloudReady v76.4 (early release) now available for 64-bit Home Edition!

 

Hey CloudReady Fans!

Thanks to feedback from our users, we learned about a couple issues in v76.3. Though the issues were not on certified devices, we wanted to resolve the issue to avoid any loss of compatibility, so today we’re bringing that fix to all release channels for the 64bit version of CloudReady Home Edition in an early release of 76.4!

Along with the fix for 32bit EFI bootloaders which we wanted to fix, there are a few new changes compared to 76.3 that are noted below. We expect to bring a couple additional change in an wider release of 76.4 to all Editions and channels in the coming days.

This release is available as an OtA update starting now, as well as for fresh USB installs.

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). ‘

  • 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.

New in v76.4

  • Fix for boot issues on some Intel Bay/Cherry Trail devices - Devices with these generations of hardware were sometimes built with 32bit EFI bootloaders. Those had a bug which stopped them from booting v76, but we’ve now resolved that.

  • Fix for Intel Gemini Lake video playback issues in v76.3

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.

  • Issues confirming new user creation at sign-in screen - On v76, CloudReady may have display issues that make it difficult to create a new “@gmail.com” user from the sign-in screen. Existing Gmail or GSuite accounts should have no issues. For a workaround to this issue, see this Community post.

CloudReady v76.3 now available!

CloudReady v76.3 now available!

 

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.

CloudReady v76.2 now available!

CloudReady v76.2 now available!

Hey CloudReady Fans!

v76.2 is releasing today to the Dev Channels for Education and Enterprise Edition customers and the Beta Channel for the Home Edition.

Devices on those channels can expect over-the-air updates sometime today.

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

Release Notes for v76:

  • OS 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.

New in v76.2

  • Sleep resume fixes: Some changes and revisions to sleep/resume behavior on a few desktops are included in this release, including the HP Compaq dc5850, Dell Optiplex 360, and Dell Optiplex 960.

  • 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).

  • Fix for session-restore issues from 76.1: An issue in v76.1 that caused sessions to not restore properly has been resolved.

New in July 26th Patch

We’ve shipped an update to 76.2 as of July 26th with the following improvements and changes

  • HDMI audio fixes: Some devices were failing, partially or wholly, to send audio over HDMI in earlier versions, but this has been corrected.

  • Fix for crashing when sending install logs: We’ve fixed an issue where Enterprise and Education devices were exhibiting crashes when sending install logs.

  • Fix for video decoding issues on Coffee and Kaby Lake intel devices

  • Fix for several Nvidia issues introduced in v76.1

  • Fix for issues waking Dell desktops from sleep via mouse or keyboard

  • Fix for VPNs that were not working on some devices in v76

  • Fix for Bluetooth failures on older devices introduced in v75.1

Known Issues

  • DisplayLink 2.0 devices sometimes crash when attaching: Though not every time, docks and peripherals that output video over USB 3 via the DisplayLink protocol are crashing when attached. We are investigating this issue.

  • Enabling Optimus or AMD Switchable graphics causes crashing: A previously fixed issue has re-emerged where devices set to dynamically switch between integrated Intel graphics and discrete GPUs will crash. To avoid this issue, disable “Optimus” or “Switchable” graphics in your BIOS, or explicitly set your graphics to use Intel GPU.

  • Some older Intel machines show a green screen when trying to Chromecast: A number of older Intel chipsets are failing to display when casting - we’re working on a fix for this in v76.3.

  • Sound output fails after resuming from sleep: For a variety of different models, we’ve found sound output stops working after a sleep/resume cycle. Rebooting fixes the issue and can be used as a temporary workaround.

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.

CloudReady v76.1 now available!

CloudReady v76.1 now available!

 

Hey CloudReady Fans!

We're announcing the initial release of v76.1 to the Dev Channel for CloudReady: Home Edition today. For this release, we are publishing only the 64bit build and will follow with 32bit builds and a release for Education and Enterprise Editions soon with v76.2.

64bit 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.

Release Notes for v76:

  • OS Upgrade to 76

  • Fix for bug with Media Codecs that causes boot to fail: 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: In v74 we disabled new functionality to store files and folders in the MyFiles directory of the local Files App in order to prevent a bug with Downloads folders disappearing for older installs. Working with the upstream Chromium OS team, we’ve resolved this issue and now support the same Files App behavior as Chrome OS.

Known Issues

  • Video decoding issues for Coffee Lake, Kaby Lake, and other devices: We’re seeing video stream corruption for certain sources, including VP9, on several modern Intel GPUs. We expect to resolve this in v76.2.

  • User sessions repeatedly prompt to “Restore”: Some users and devices on v76.1 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.