What's new in Google Meet hardware?

Learn about the new Google Meet hardware updates and features that are available for your users.

To see the current list of Google Meet hardware known issues, see Known issues.

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Chrome OS M81

August 10, 2020

What's new
  • Huddly firmware update to version 1.3.13
What's fixed
  • Fixed microphone mute and unmute synchronizing between Logitech Rally TV and Mic Pods.
  • Fixed devices from crash looping due to excessive error logging.

Chrome OS M80

April 20, 2020

What's fixed
  • Fixed issue that prevented Logitech Rally Tap devices from presenting to Meet through the HDMI cable.
  • Fixed microphone mute and unmute synchronizing with Logitech Rally Mic Pods.
  • Fixed issue where the Logitech Tap screen occasionally shows black when in use.

Chrome OS M79

See the Chrome release notes, which should not affect the user experience on Google Meet hardware devices.

Chrome OS M78

December 10, 2019

What's new
  • Logitech Rally firmware update to version 1.1.218
  • You can now set up TV profiles and settings for Google Meet hardware. Google Meet hardware reports Meet HW as the device name over consumer electronic control (CEC).
What's fixed
  • Mimo touchscreen should no longer lock up during bootloader upgrades.
  • Fixed static IP issue for the ASUS Chromebox CN65 device.

Chrome OS M77

See the Chrome release notes, which should not affect the user experience on Google Meet hardware devices.

Chrome OS M76

October 22, 2019

What's fixed
  • Fixed static IP issue for the following devices:
    • Acer Chromebase for meetings
    • ASUS Chromebox CN60
    • ASUS Chromebox CN62
    • Dell Chromebox
    • HP Chromebox G1
  • Disabled Link Power Management (LPM) for Huddly GO cameras for increased stability
  • Updated Huddly firmware to 1.3.11
  • Disabled VP8 hardware acceleration for the following devices:
    • ASUS Chromebox CN65
    • CTL Cx1 
  • After the Chrome OS M76 Stable release, no further autoupdates will be sent to the HP Chromebox G1, Acer Chromebox, or ASUS Chromebox CN60. For details, see the end-of-life article.

Chrome OS M75

June 18, 2019

What's fixed
Chrome OS updates:
  • Fixed USB 3 stability issues. 

Chrome OS M74

May 1, 2019

See the Chrome release notes, which should not affect the user experience on Google Meet hardware devices.

Chrome OS M73

March 19, 2019

See the Chrome release notes, which should not affect the user experience on Google Meet hardware devices.

Chrome OS M72

March 5, 2019

What's new
Chrome OS updates:
  • USB connections on locked devices—Chrome 72 will offer initial support to ignore some types of USB connections on locked devices that are running Chrome OS. This includes printers, scanners, and storage devices. USBGuard is on automatically, beginning with Chrome 72. If issues arise, admins can disable this feature through chrome://flags.

  • Disable DLPM—Chrome 72 will disable device-level power management (DLPM) for devices that plug in or don’t handle DLPM well. This will prevent crashes due to DLPM, which will help response issues (such as no HDMI signal) after a unit stays on for some time.

Chrome OS M69—M71

See the Chrome release notes, which should not affect the user experience on Google Meet hardware devices.

Chrome OS M68

September 18, 2018

What's new
Google Meet update:
  • Added new homescreen images.
What's fixed
Chrome OS updates:
  • Fixed echo issue with Google meeting room hardware devices with 2 Jabra speakermics.
  • Huddly GO camera no longer restarts on false alarms.

Google Meet update:

  • Fixed issue where certain administrators couldn't disable the Call a phone in Google Meet feature in the Google Admin console.

Chrome OS M67

August 14, 2018

What's new

Chrome OS updates:

  • The latest Huddly firmware 1.3.2, which features:
    • Tuned exposure based on user studies.
    • Improved color accuracy.
    • Optimized power consumption.

Google Meet update:

  • In the Google Admin console, administrators can now set a preferred microphone, speaker, and camera.
What's fixed
  • Fixed issue where unplugging the HDMI cable freezes the Mimo touchscreen.
  • Fixed issue where peripherals set as the default in the Admin console are not reselected. Now, when a peripheral is disconnected or reconnected, it’s automatically reselected.

Chrome OS M66

June 12, 2018

What's new

Chrome OS M66 is rolling out to all Stable channel Google Meet hardware kits and Google meeting room hardware.

This update includes:

  • Chrome OS updates:
    • Improved the ability of the Huddly GO camera to monitor its status and automatically recover in the background when it becomes unresponsive.
  • Google Meet updates:
    • New homescreen that includes meeting agenda on all in-room displays.
    • Custom wallpaper in Meet mode—you can now add custom wallpapers to in-room displays. For details see Uploading custom wallpapers.
    • Screensaver in Meet mode—displays the Meet logo when your device is idle for an extended period.
What's fixed
  • Fixed issue where Google Meet hardware and Google meeting room hardware fail to retrieve calendar events.
  • Fixed issue where Autozoom and “Present to room only” features are not available on Google Meet hardware.
  • Fixed issue where Google Meet hardware shows black screen on second display.
  • Fixed issue where the End call button on a Revolabs FLX UC 500 speakermic does not end meetings.

Chrome OS M65

April 17, 2018

What's new

Chrome OS M65 is rolling out to all Stable channel Google Meet hardware kits and Google meeting room hardware.

This update includes:

  • The latest Huddly firmware 1.2.14, which features:
    • Significantly improved color accuracy for skin tones
    • Sharper images at the default zoom level
  • The ability to monitor the status of the touchscreen and automatically recover in the background when it becomes unresponsive.
What's fixed
  • Fixed issue where the camera is turned off at the beginning of video calls in classic Hangouts.

Chrome OS M64

March 09, 2018

What's new

Chrome OS M64 is rolling out to all Stable channel Google Meet hardware kits and Google meeting room hardware.

This update includes:

  • The latest Huddly firmware 1.2.10, which features:
    • Significantly improved color accuracy
    • Improved white balance
    • Reduced sharpening halos
    • Sharper images at lower zoom levels
       
  • Updates to autozoom camera control:
    • An increased range, from 2.4 m to 3.5 m.
    • Increased accuracy using motion detection.
    • A higher resolution overview stream (408p instead of 320p for face detection).
What's fixed
  • Fixed issue where Chrome device for meetings crashes during video meetings. For more information, see crbug.com/779190
  • Fixed issue where Chrome device for meetings freezes during video meetings. For more information, see crbug.com/736725
  • Fixed issue where HDMI presenting doesn’t start or the connection drops. Presenting to the room using an HDMI cable is now more reliable. If the connection is dropped, such as if the cable is accidentally unplugged, Google Meet hardware will attempt to reopen the HDMI stream for a short period of time.


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