Update: Sphero Edu 5.3.1 for Chrome OS version 78

Updated 1 week ago by Micah Daby

Update: Sphero Edu 5.3.1 for Chrome OS version 78

December 4th, 2019

Sphero BOLT now connects to Chromebooks with Chrome OS version 78.

We appreciate your patience while we worked through the connectivity issues experienced over the past couple of weeks. There is an update to the Sphero Edu app, as outlined below.

What’s being released?

Sphero Edu 5.3.1 for Chrome OS.

What’s fixed?

  • Sphero BOLT now connects to Chromebooks with Chrome OS version 78.
  • Sensor data graph improvements
  • “On Charging” event blocks now correctly work

What isn’t fixed?

5.3.1 does not have Chrome OS 78 connection fixes for Sphero Mini, R2-D2, R2-Q5, or BB-9E.

There is continued work to make these robots compatible with Chrome OS 78 in upcoming Sphere Edu releases.

Where can I get this release?

It’s available on the Chrome Web Store for Chromebooks. Download here.

Who should download the 5.3.1 update?

5.3.1 should be downloaded if:

1) You use Sphero BOLT

2) Your Chromebook is on Chrome OS version 78 or higher

Stay tuned for more information about Mini and Droid support for Chrome OS 78. As a reminder, SPRK+ was not affected by this OS update.

If you are experiencing issues connecting to your Chromebooks, please email us at support@sphero.com.


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