Last week Chrome OS version 68 was introduced on a number of devices, but as with most releases, a large number of Chromebooks and Chromeboxes have not been updated immediately. Almost immediately, we started collecting comments and emails from users who expressed dissatisfaction that their Chromebooks had not been updated to 68.
Now I understand the frustration. Especially considering some of the new features used in this latest version of Chrome OS. Personally, I was very disappointed that the HP Chromebook X2 was left out because I'm very interested in seeing how the smartphone-class camera works because Chrome OS can support high-resolution images.
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Today, I'm pleased to announce that the relatively short wait for your update is probably over. According to the Chrome OS proxy server, all but 19 devices received the update to 68. As you can see in the picture below, the devices still waiting for the update cover a fairly wide range, from the old school pixel to the Acer tablet and even the Pixelbuch.
Why these devices? Your guess is good as mine, but rest assured if you own one of these machines, the update comes. As the Chrome OS system expands, these incremental rollouts have become more common and I'd rather see to it that the developers make sure all the rough edges are cut off before sending an update on my way.
For what it's worth, the second round of devices that should be updated took less than a week. That's not bad, considering that many Pixelbook users have been waiting weeks, if not a month, to get stable updates in the not too distant past. Anyway, if you've been waiting for Chrome OS 68 and your device is not listed above, go to "About Chrome OS" in the Settings menu and insert the "Check for Updates" button.
If the update still does not appear, enter a comment below so we can take a closer look at it. I look at the camera on the HP Chromebook X2 and get my selfie.
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