When you are running ChromeOS fleet at “Enterprise Scale” one of the biggest challenges is understanding what versions your devices are on. And while you can control them using Enterprise management controls, knowing exactly what is available for which device is not always easy.
To solve this, and to make it simpler for you all to do this, I’ve created a ChromeOS version rollout tracker which pulls information from multiple independent sources and updates itself every few hours.
Interesting features of ChromeOS rollout tracker
- Shows AUE (Auto-Update Expiry) for every device every released
- Lists the latest version of ChromeOS for every available channel: Extended, Extended-candidate, Stable, Beta, Dev, Canary
- Shows Chrome’s rollout status across LaCrOS, Windows, Mac and Android Webview. This is critical information to understand where the rest of the Chrome ecosystem is at any given point.
- Shows if any of the releases are rolling out at less than 100%. If a release is rolling out at 75%, it means only 3 in 4 will get that update. Others will probably stay where they are.
- It will try to detect the version your Chromebook is on, and will show where it stands with respect to rest of the ecosystem. [Note that this doesn’t work on LaCrOS browser]
- The data is updated every 6 hours currently
If you look at the bottom of this table, you would find the first few Google Chromebooks which were released more than 10 years ago. Google Cr-48 was my first Chromebook and while I don’t have it anymore, I still have fond memories of it.
Updates made since I first released this page:
- [Sep 5] – Hides AUE devices by default. Speeds up loading. Moved some tables around to make it more readable on Mobile devices.
- [Sep 4] – Linked to Chrome launch notes for each of the major Chrome releases. (example)
- [Aug 30] – Added recovery URLs for each of the boards
- [Aug 30] – Added Chrome release schedule
- [Aug 30] – Added device names to the model page
- [Aug 29] – Added feature to diff CLs between two different Chrome versions
- [Aug 26] – Fixed PWA caching logic to update faster.
- [Aug 25] – Added Mac Chrome rollout status
- [Aug 25] – Fixed the version header while scrolling the page
- [Aug 25] – Fixed a bug which didn’t show board names less than 5 characters in length
And since you are here, please also take a look at how I rank the top Chromebooks which are available for buying today.