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May 27, 2015

Google Chrome Releases

Android WebView Beta Update

The Chrome team is happy to announce that the WebView beta channel has been updated to 43.0.2357.86 and will be available in Google Play over the next few days for devices on Android 5.0 and higher.

This release contains miscellaneous stability and other fixes.

Interested in trying the WebView beta channel?  Find out how right here.  If you notice any issues, please file a bug.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome and WebView

by Alex Mineer (noreply@blogger.com) at May 27, 2015 04:32 PM

Chrome for Android Update

The Chrome team is fired up to announce the launch of Chrome 43 for Android. Chrome 43.0.2357.78 will be available in Google Play over the next few days. New fun in this release includes:
  • Faster Checkout - Quickly and securely complete checkout forms with data from Google Wallet
  • Touch to Search - Learn more about words and phrases by touching them on your screen. 
  • Bug fixes and speedy performance improvements.
Please note, Chrome is now available for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and higher. A partial list of other changes in this build are available in the Git log. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. More information about Chrome for Android is available on the Chrome site.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

by Jason Kersey (noreply@blogger.com) at May 27, 2015 01:42 PM

Beta Channel Update

The Chrome team is excited to announce the promotion of Chrome 44 to the beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 44.0.2403.18 contains many improvements including:
  • A new cadence based rendering algorithm that improves video rendering in Chrome. Users should see much smoother video playback in Chrome for all video content. However, this is especially beneficial for the cases where the system was on the border of playing back certain videos.  For example, users who previously had minor stuttering with high resolution or high frame rate content (4k, 1080p60) should now have a smooth playback experience. 
  • Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance.
A full list of changes in this build is available in the log. Find out more at the Chrome and Chromium blogs. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Penny MacNeil
Google Chrome

by Penny MacNeil (noreply@blogger.com) at May 27, 2015 11:22 AM

Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Dev channel has been updated to 44.0.2403.19 (Platform version: 7077.16.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

by Dharani (noreply@blogger.com) at May 27, 2015 10:02 AM

May 26, 2015

Google Chrome Releases

Chrome Dev for Android Update

Chrome Dev for Android has been updated to 44.0.2403.20 and will be available in Google Play over the next few hours. A partial list of changes in this build is available in the Git log. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. More information about Chrome for Android is available on the Chrome site.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

by Jason Kersey (noreply@blogger.com) at May 26, 2015 07:08 PM

Stable Channel Update

The stable channel has been updated to 43.0.2357.81 for Windows, Mac and Linux.  A partial list of changes is available in the log.

Key Fixes:
  • [490611] Fixed an issue where sometimes a blank page would print. 
  • [478714] Icons not displaying properly on Linux
Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome

by laforge@chromium (noreply@blogger.com) at May 26, 2015 06:54 AM

May 22, 2015

Google Chrome Releases

Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Dev channel has been updated to 44.0.2403.14 (Platform version: 7077.11.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

by Dharani (noreply@blogger.com) at May 22, 2015 08:03 PM

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to 43.0.2357.73 (Platform version: 6946.52.0/6946.53.0) for all devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Josafat Garcia
Google Chrome

by Josafat (noreply@blogger.com) at May 22, 2015 12:42 PM

May 21, 2015

Google Chrome Releases

Chrome Beta for Android Update

Chrome Beta for Android has been updated to 43.0.2357.78 and will be available in Google Play over the next few hours. A partial list of changes in this build is available in the Git log. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. More information about Chrome for Android is available on the Chrome site.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome

by Alex Mineer (noreply@blogger.com) at May 21, 2015 06:27 PM

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 44.0.2403.9 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.


A partial list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Anantha Keesara
Google Chrome

by ananthak (noreply@blogger.com) at May 21, 2015 02:08 PM

May 20, 2015

Google Chrome Releases

Android WebView Beta Update

The Chrome team is happy to announce that the WebView beta channel has been updated to 43.0.2357.76 and will be available in Google Play over the next few days for devices on Android 5.0 and higher.

This release fixes an issue preventing the loading of JavaScript URLs.

Interested in trying the WebView beta channel?  Find out how right here.  If you notice any issues, please file a bug.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome and WebView

by Alex Mineer (noreply@blogger.com) at May 20, 2015 06:18 PM

Stable Channel Update

The Chrome team is happy to announce the promotion of Chrome 43 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 43.0.2357.65 contains a number of fixes and improvements.  A list of changes is available in the log.

Security Fixes and Rewards

Note: Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.

This update includes 37 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were contributed by external researchers. Please see the Chromium security page for more information.


[$16337][474029] High CVE-2015-1252: Sandbox escape in Chrome. Credit to anonymous.
[$7500][464552] High CVE-2015-1253: Cross-origin bypass in DOM. Credit to anonymous.
[$3000][444927] High CVE-2015-1254: Cross-origin bypass in Editing. Credit to Armin Razmdjou.
[$3000][473253] High CVE-2015-1255: Use-after-free in WebAudio. Credit to Khalil Zhani.
[$2000][478549] High CVE-2015-1256: Use-after-free in SVG. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.
[481015] High CVE-2015-1251: Use-after-free in Speech. Credit to SkyLined working with HP's Zero Day Initiative
[$1500][468519] Medium CVE-2015-1257: Container-overflow in SVG. Credit to miaubiz.
[$1000][450939] Medium CVE-2015-1258: Negative-size parameter in Libvpx. Credit to cloudfuzzer
[$1000][468167] Medium CVE-2015-1259: Uninitialized value in PDFium. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG
[$1000][474370] Medium CVE-2015-1260: Use-after-free in WebRTC. Credit to Khalil Zhani.
[$500][466351] Medium CVE-2015-1261: URL bar spoofing. Credit to Juho Nurminen.
[$500][476647] Medium CVE-2015-1262: Uninitialized value in Blink. Credit to miaubiz.
[$500][479162] Low CVE-2015-1263: Insecure download of spellcheck dictionary. Credit to Mike Ruddy.
[$500][481015] Low CVE-2015-1264: Cross-site scripting in bookmarks. Credit to K0r3Ph1L.

We would also like to thank all security researchers that worked with us during the development cycle to prevent security bugs from ever reaching the stable channel. The total value of additional rewards and their recipients will updated here when all reports have gone through the reward panel.


As usual, our ongoing internal security work was responsible for a wide range of fixes:
  • [489518] CVE-2015-1265: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.
  • Multiple vulnerabilities in V8 fixed at the tip of the 4.3 branch (currently 4.3.61.21).

Many of the above bugs were detected using AddressSanitizer or MemorySanitizer.

Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Are you a project manager,  with a technical background, who is passionate about Chrome and moving the web forward?  We are hiring!

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome

by laforge@chromium (noreply@blogger.com) at May 20, 2015 11:39 AM

Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Dev channel has been updated to 44.0.2403.5 (Platform version: 7077.2.0) for all Chrome OS devices except Chromebook Pixel (2015). This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

by Dharani (noreply@blogger.com) at May 20, 2015 10:17 AM

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 43.0.2357.73 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

A list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.


Anthony Laforge

Google Chrome

by laforge@chromium (noreply@blogger.com) at May 20, 2015 07:30 AM

May 19, 2015

Google Chrome Releases

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 44.0.2403.4 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

A partial list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Anantha Keesara
Google Chrome

by ananthak (noreply@blogger.com) at May 19, 2015 12:26 PM

May 14, 2015

Google Chrome Releases

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 42.0.2311.153 (Platform version: 6812.88.0) for all devices, except the Toshiba Chromebook 2. Systems will be automatically updated over the next few days.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Update: The Toshiba Chromebook 2 will now also be updated along with the other devices.

Matthew Yuan
Google Chrome

by Matthew Yuan (noreply@blogger.com) at May 14, 2015 03:54 PM

Google Chrome Blog

Now casting: CBS All Access, FOX NOW, HGTV and more

If you're looking forward to catching-up on all the hot TV shows this summer, get ready to binge out with Chromecast. There's a little something for everyone to enjoy, and here are another half dozen apps for your viewing pleasure.

CBS All Access is now casting shows like The Big Bang Theory and NCIS.  And for those seeking a little outside inspiration for their summer project, indulge in new HGTV episodes of Property Brothers and Fixer Upper.

EMPIRE fans, we’ve got you covered too. You can now stream the entire first season and catch up before Season 2 starts in the fall, or watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine using FOX NOW, as well as The Americans and Louie using FXNOW.

Finally, check out the streaming service Pluto TV which curates over 100 channels of news, music, sports, web and TV shows, or Haystack—a news app that is tuned specifically to your interests so that you can keep up with current events and happenings around the world.

Note that you may need to sign in with a subscription or participating TV provider account to access some content. Make sure to update your apps and find the latest on chromecast.com/apps.

Posted by Ananda Sen, Business Development Manager and Professional Foot Tapper

by Google Chrome Blog (noreply@blogger.com) at May 14, 2015 02:31 PM

Google Chrome Releases

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to 43.0.2357.65 (Platform version: 6946.44.0) for all devices except Samsung Series 5 550, HP Pavilion 14, Acer C7 Chromebook and Samsung Chromebox Series 3. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Josafat Garcia
Google Chrome

by Josafat (noreply@blogger.com) at May 14, 2015 12:57 PM

Android WebView Beta Update

The Chrome team is happy to announce that the WebView beta channel has been updated to 43.0.2357.65 and will be available in Google Play over the next few days for devices on Android 5.0 and higher.

This release provides stability and security fixes, including better fixes for some of the driver issues that affected the previous release.

Interested in trying the WebView beta channel?  Find out how right here.  If you notice any issues, please file a bug.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome and WebView

by Alex Mineer (noreply@blogger.com) at May 14, 2015 12:07 PM

May 13, 2015

Google Chrome Releases

Chrome Beta for Android Update

Chrome Beta for Android has been updated to 43.0.2357.65 and will be available in Google Play over the next few hours. A partial list of changes in this build is available in the Git log. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. More information about Chrome for Android is available on the Chrome site.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome

by Alex Mineer (noreply@blogger.com) at May 13, 2015 02:41 PM

Chrome Dev for Android Update

Chrome Dev for Android has been updated to 44.0.2399.0 and will be available in Google Play over the next few hours. A partial list of changes in this build is available in the Git log. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. More information about Chrome for Android is available on the Chrome site.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome

by Alex Mineer (noreply@blogger.com) at May 13, 2015 02:37 PM

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 43.0.2357.65 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

A list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.


Anthony Laforge

Google Chrome

by laforge@chromium (noreply@blogger.com) at May 13, 2015 02:16 PM

Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Dev channel has been updated to 44.0.2398.3 (Platform version: 7060.0.0, 7060.1.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

by Dharani (noreply@blogger.com) at May 13, 2015 10:00 AM

Chromium Blog

Continuing to protect Chrome users from malicious extensions

We’re always working to improve Chrome extensions while keeping our users as safe as possible. In May 2014 we announced a new policy to protect Windows users by enforcing that extensions be hosted on the Chrome Web Store. The results were encouraging: we saw a 75% drop in customer support help requests for uninstalling unwanted extensions. Consequently, we will expand the reach of this protection to all Windows and Mac users in the coming months.

We originally did not enforce this policy on the Windows developer channel in order to allow developers to opt out. Unfortunately, we’ve since observed malicious software forcing users into the developer channel in order to install unwanted off-store extensions. Affected users are left with malicious extensions running on a Chrome channel they did not choose. As such, starting today we will begin enforcing this policy on all Windows channels. Mac will soon follow, with enforcement for all channels beginning in July 2015.

For developers, we’ll continue to support local extension installs during development as well as installs via Enterprise policy. To provide an integrated install flow from your own website, you can make use of the existing inline installation feature. If you run into problems or think an extension was disabled incorrectly, please reach out to us in our support forums. If you’ve developed an extension not yet in the Chrome Web Store, we encourage you to submit it today.

The extension platform unlocks powerful features that can help users get the most out of Chrome. However, it is crucial that our users stay safe from the reaches of malicious software developers. Extending this protection is one more step to ensure that users of Chrome can enjoy all the web has to offer without the need to worry as they browse.

Posted by Jake Leichtling,  Extensions Platform Product Manager

by Google Chrome Blog (noreply@blogger.com) at May 13, 2015 09:13 AM

May 12, 2015

Google Chrome Releases

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 44.0.2398.0 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

A partial list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Anantha Keesara
Google Chrome

by ananthak (noreply@blogger.com) at May 12, 2015 11:46 PM

Stable Channel Update

The stable channel has been updated to 42.0.2311.152 for Windows, Mac and Linux.  The only change in this update is a new version of Adobe Flash (17.0.0.188).

Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome

by Alex Mineer (noreply@blogger.com) at May 12, 2015 09:55 AM

May 08, 2015

Google Chrome Releases

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to 43.0.2357.52 (Platform version: 6946.38.0) for all devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Josafat Garcia
Google Chrome

by Josafat (noreply@blogger.com) at May 08, 2015 08:40 AM

May 07, 2015

Google Chrome Releases

Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Dev channel has been updated to 44.0.2392.0 (Platform version: 7039.1.0, 7039.2.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

by Dharani (noreply@blogger.com) at May 07, 2015 11:53 AM