Chrome OS Get A Big Update — Two Words: Trackpad Fixes

A couple weeks ago, Google rolled out the beta of Chrome 10, the latest version of their web browser. Today they’re bringing it to Chrome OS too — and it contains more goodies. Most importantly, Google is touting trackpad fixes, presumably for the Cr-48 device that people have been testing the OS with. Finally!

I haven’t had the chance to test out the trackpad fixes yet, but the fact that Google specifically mentions “new trackpad” in the opening sentence of their blog post seems like a good sign.

In my initial write-up of the Cr-48, I ripped the trackpad pretty hard. And for good reason: it’s pretty awful. Hopefully it is something that software can fix.

The full list of updates in the new Chrome OS build — there are a lot of them:

  • 3G modem activation fixes
  • 3G connection to the carrier fixes
  • Wi-Fi connectivity/Out of the Box fixes
  • New trackpad and sensitivity setting adjusted
  • Auto update engine and debugging improvements
  • Power optimizations
  • GTalk video/chat optimizations
  • Audio CPU utilization improvements
  • Improved on screen indicators: brightness, network status, update icon

There’s also a scratchpad application security vulnerability fix included in this release. Technically this is version of Chrome OS.