Google admits Chrome causes new MacBook Air crash but it has a fix

After several customers complained that their new MacBook Air would crash while using Chrome, Google has admitted there is an issue - or rather there was. The internet browser has now received an update that will prevent further problems, at least temporarily.

According to Google, the Dev channel has been updated to 21.0.1180.15 for all Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms. The update fixes an issue Chrome had with the Intel HD 4000 graphics chip found in the new MacBook Air that caused a kernel panic in the laptop. 

However, while Google says the update will remedy the problem, it says it is only a temporary measure while it works on a permanent solution.

Apple only recently unveiled its new MacBook Air computers at its WWDC event in June, while Google has made its Chrome browser available to both iPhone and iPad users for the first time.

Have you had problems with your new MacBook Air? Has the update fixed the issue? Let us know in the comments below.



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