The search engine giant has started rolling out the latest version of its popular operating system – Chrome 60. The update is available for all compatible machines around the globe. For those of you who are eager to know what new features the new version has to bring before hitting the update button, we selected the most notable ones below:

  • better support when updating using a cellular data network
  • better timezone and location selection with the aid of cellular tower triangulation
  • GPU rasterization
  • Machines are now EAP-TLS Network ready

Before the rollout of the current version, users who decided to update their devices over the air had to run the “update_over_cellular enable” command after opening a terminal screen. This feature now seems to be fully implemented into the new version so next time you are on the go and you are sharing the network connection with your smartphone, you should be able to update faster.

Good news, but only for some Chromebook models

Before you go ahead and update to Chrome OS 60, you should know that some Chromebook models are not getting the new version. Below we compiled a list:

  • Google Chromebook Pixel (so sad to start with the model I am currently writing from)
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C302
  • HP Chromebook 13 G1
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus
  • Dell Chromebook 13 3380
  • Chromebook 14 for work (CP5-471)
  • Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T)
  • Lenovo N23 Yoga/Flex 11 Chromebook
  • Samsung Chromebook 2 11
  • AOpen Chromebox Mini,
  • AOpen Chromebase Mini
  • AOpen Chromebox Commercial,
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook
  • Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532)
  • Samsung Chromebook 3
  • Acer Chromebook R11
  • Chromebook 11 Model 3180
  • ASUS Chromebook C202SA

It is not a new thing that the list above gets longer and longer after each new Chrome OS release. Since not all models are adequately equipped to provide a smooth experience while running Play Store apps, the work devs have to put in for providing a decent usage constantly increases. On the other hand the update made unavailable for the selected models is an understandable decision, as Google is moving towards full support for Android apps across all hardware capable Chromebooks.

Be sure to keep in touch as we already started our routine digging for new features in the above described Chrome OS version. We’ll get back to you as soon as we unearth something exciting.

  • richo123

    Is there an Android apps updated list? IOW which channels the various chromebooks have the apps on? Every new release this changes.