The latest Chrome OS update brings a new offline-capable Google Docs app (and much more)

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Google rolled-out Chrome 20 (for the Chrome notebooks) not all that long back, and well, it looks like they have already returned and added Chrome 21 into the stable channel. Simply put, those with a Chrome OS notebook either have (or will soon have) and update. Google noted that the update will be rolling-out over the “next several days.” And just for record keeping, the update is arriving as 21.0.1183.0 with platform version 2465.127.0. The update is going to be available for all Chromebooks including the Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5 550, Samsung Series 5 and Cr-48 as well as the Samsung Chromebox Series 3. Now that you know that an update is coming and which devices can expect to see it — lets get into what you can expect in terms of changes. According to Google, this update contains “a number of new features, as well as security & stability improvements.” More specifically, the update breaks down as follows;

  • We re-designed the App list to work alongside your browser and apps
  • New Print UI – please see the blog post for more details
  • You can select your own custom wallpaper
  • New, offline-capable Google Docs app
  • Update Adobe Flash to version
  • Flash Access Support
  • Seccomp Flash sandbox
  • New Shill connection manager
  • WiMax support in Shill
  • LTE Support for modem manager
  • Support Standard USB audio devices
  • Support wireless (bluetooth and others) Gamepads
  • Update GTalk Plug-In to version 3.3.3
  • Update Netflix Plug-in to version 2.0.5
  • Kernel rebased to 3.4
  • Gestures: support 3-finger tap/click as middle button
  • Resolved issues Samsung users were experiencing with Verizon Wireless activation

Via [Google Chrome Releases]

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