Early reviews of Google’s Cr-48 notebooks were, as you may remember, not encouraging. They seemed to indicate that the machines made better coasters than computing devices for anyone who already owned a laptop. Google’s now addressed some problems with a new release of Chrome OS, however.
Then there are some Chrome OS-specific upgrades, as well. These include 3G modem activation fixes, 3G connection to the carrier fixes, Wi-Fi connectivity fixes, power optimizations, and tweaked onscreen indicators.
Finally, the biggie: new trackpad sensitivity settings, which should cut down on occurrences of misclicks and jumping cursors.
If you’d like more details, Josafat Garcia, a member of the Google Chrome team, wrote on the Google Chrome Releases blog, “You can find full list of fixes that are in Chrome OS R10 in the chromium-os bug tracker. If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug.”
Perhaps this development will encourage a few people to dust off their Cr-48s and give Google’s operating system another try.