A Chrome OS bug fix has finally fixed a major Chromebook problem. While some users were unable to use their laptops, Google released a new update to fix the problem.
As a number of Chromebook users decided to boot up their own device after installing the Chrome OS 91 last week, they reportedly noticed their Chromebook started becoming slow and even unresponsive.
Chromebook Chrome OS bug issue
Even doing certain basics like opening apps or typing became difficult for Chromebook users and it somehow revealed an unusually high CPU usage. The Chrome OS team was quick to respond to an update.
This allowed users to revert back to the previous version of the OS. If your chrome was affected by this update, Google has already addressed the problem. This was according to the report by XDA-developers.
Chrome OS v. 91.0.4472.147
Chrome Unboxed reported that Google has already begun to roll out the Chrome OS v. 91.0.4472.147 in order to help fix the Chromebooks that were affected. The new build has the exact same version as the previous one but it did not trigger high CPU usage.
Chrome Unboxed’s Gabriel Brangers also reportedly tried the update on his very own Chromebook and noted that everything went back to normal. What really happened still remains a mystery.
Chromebook OS 91 Update
The Chrome OS team has also not yet provided a clear report on what actually happened and the bug report on Chromium has yet to be fully updated. Google has reportedly already begun rolling out the Chrome OS 91 update to a more stable channel.
Users will be able to download the stable update on their devices very soon. For those that are already connected to the WiFi network, their Chromebook will also automatically check and immediately download and update itself.
How to manually update Chrome OS
Users will then receive a notification once everything has been installed. Alternatively, users can also manually check for any update by going through their computer.
- Open your settings
- Click on About Chrome
- Click on Check for updates
This will scan to see if there are new updates available to the device. As of the moment, it still isn’t confirmed as to whether the update or not will fix the problem for good or if it is accessible to every particular device.
As of the moment, the confirmed affected devices are the Chromebooks but there could potentially be other devices using the Chrome OS experiencing the same problem. For those that might notice their devices functioning slower than usual, it would be advised to check for an update in order to fix the problem.
Two popular Chromebooks as of the moment are the ACER and the HP version. Although the Chrome OS bug might have affected the devices, the Chromebook has still done fashionably well when it comes to choice laptops especially for working individuals.