Those of you in the Pilot Program rejoice! Google has officially made available a large update for the new platform which brings a large amount of bug fixes, including a "fix" for the trackpad. The update brings Chrome OS to version 0.10.156.46, which is coincidental, considering Chrome itself just hit version 10.
We haven't had a chance to try it out ourselves yet, but TechCrunch reports the update is significant, and brings a lot of changes to the table, including;
- 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
The fixes are sure to be welcomed by many. We're wondering if the "3G Modem activation fixes" could mean that those with a CR-48 outside of the US may be able to use the 3G modem (those who didn't get the modem activated on Verizon can't use it right now). Hopefully the update will bring the platform into a more usable state. We'll update this article when we've had a chance to take it for a whirl and see for ourselves the change.
Have you updated your CR-48? How are you finding the update? Let us know in the comments!