Chrome 15 Hits Stable Channel for Chromebooks, Brings NTFS Support

Pulkit Chandna

Google on Wednesday announced the release of Chrome 15 on the Stable Channel for Chromebooks . This Chrome OS update brings a number of new features, but perhaps none more noteworthy than support for the NTFS file system. Hit the jump for a list of new features and enhancements introduced by this update.

Released a couple of weeks after the release of Chrome 15 for Windows, Mac and Linux, this update for Chromebooks packs all the new functionality contained in the latest version of the browser.

If you’ve been desperately hankering after NTFS support for Chromebooks, the moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. Now you can use easily use NTFS-formatted external storage device with your Chromebook.

Here’s a list of the features and enhancements contained in Chrome version 15.0.874.117:

  • New Chrome 15 functionality (check out the Official Chrome Blog for more information)
  • New Web UI Login
  • Support playback of key media codecs
  • Improve video decode performance
  • Add concept of preferred networks
  • New ‘Games’ and ‘Music’ apps by default
  • NTFS support
  • Add localized text for recovery
  • Networking improvements
  • Crash fixes

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