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Browser (WebKit and Chromium) versions by each Platform

We strongly recommend downloading and using the same version of Chromium that is used on the devices for which you are developing. If you will run the Emulator using the correct version you will speed up your development. Also, the Native debug depends on the same Chrome/ium version as is on the device (applicable for LG webOS).

There is no option to change the built-in version of Chrome/Chromium on the majority of platforms. The way how to approach this problem is to use polyfills and compile the JS app to ES5. Many essential features like file system, video playback, and others are covered by signageOS JS API and are standardized across all platforms.

Looking for an older Chrome(ium) version to test your Applet? 

OS link
Linux link
macOS link
Windows 64-bit link

 

Chromium version per platform

Depending on your OS, you should select the .zip file containing the installation, as example:

  • Windows - download the chrome-win32.zip
  • MacOS - downlad the chrome-mac.zip
  • Linux - download the chrome-linux.zip

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Platform Webkit/Chromium version Updatable Windows MacOS Linux
SSSP2 Webkit ~ Chromium 32 No --    
SSSP3 Webkit ~ Chromium 32 No --    
Tizen 2.4 Webkit ~ Chromium 38 No link (Windows only) link link
Tizen 3.0 Webkit ~ Chromium 47 No link (Windows only) link link
Tizen 4.0 Chromium 56 No link link link
Tizen 5.0 Chromium 63 No link link link
Tizen 6.5 Chromium 86 Yes, by FW upgrade in the future link link link
Tizen 7.0 Chromium 86 Yes, by FW upgrade in the future link link link
webOS 1 Webkit ~ Chromium 32 No      
webOS 2 Webkit ~ Chromium 32 No      
webOS 3 Chromium 38 No link (Windows only) link link
webOS 3.2 Chromium 38 No link (Windows only) link link
webOS 4.0 Chromium 53 No link link link
webOS 4.1 Chromium 53 No link link link
webOS 6.0 Chromium 79 Yes, by FW upgrade in the future link link link
Android 4.4 Webkit ~ Chromium 30/33/53 No      

Android 5

Chromium 37, upgradable up to 95 Yes link (Windows only) link link

Android 5.1

Chromium 39, upgradable up to 95 Yes link (Windows only) link link

Android 6

Chromium 44, upgradable up to 106 Yes link (Windows only) link link

Android 7

Chromium 51, upgradable up to 119 Yes link (Windows only) link link

Android 7.1

Chromium 52, upgradable up to 119 Yes link (Windows only) link link

Android 8

Chromium 58, upgradable to recent versions Yes link link link

Android 8.1

Chromium 61, upgradable to recent versions Yes link link link

Android 9

Chromium 66, upgradable to recent versions Yes link link link

Android 10

Chromium 74, upgradable to recent versions Yes link link link

Android 11

Chromium 83, upgradable to recent versions Yes link link link

Android 12

Chromium 91, upgradable to recent versions Yes link link link

Android 12L

Chromium 95, upgradable to recent versions Yes link link link
Philips D-line Webkit ~ Chromium 33 No      
Philips P-line Chromium 46, upgradable to 62 Yes link link link
BrightSign FW 7.x Chromium 45 Yes by FW link link link
BrightSign FW 8.0.x Chromium 65 Yes by FW link link link
BrightSign FW 8.4.x, 8.3.x, 8.2.x, 8.1.x Chromium 69 Yes by FW link link link
BrightSign FW 8.5.x, 9.0x Chromium 87 Yes by FW link link link
Sharp Webkit ~ Chromium 33 No      
Panasonic AF1 Webkit ~ Chromium 33 No      
BenQ SL-line Webkit ~ Chromium 33 No      
NEC Technoware Chromium 46, upgradable to 62 Yes link link link
Raspberry Pi 3 / NEC Compute Module 3 Webkit 78 (2.29.3) No      
Raspberry Pi 4 / NEC Compute Module 4 Chromium 91 Yes link link link

Android-specific behavior

signageOS Core App attempts to automatically install WebView v85 during the initial provisioning. You can update to other/later versions via the Package upgrade function. 

Browser, WebView, HTML resolution

Most devices only support HTML5 only in the FullHD resolution due to HW performance limitations. This is because UHD browser rendering requires high computation.

Devices that are supporting UHD+ resolution for HTML5 are:

  • Windows 10/11 devices with Intel i5 and above (or similar AMD CPU)
  • Linux Fedora or Ubuntu

This limitation applies to any SoC device, despite the fact they might feature a UHD display.

While HTML5 canvas is always FullHD, you can still play UHD videos using JS API that leverages an accelerated native video player and allows you to play the content outside of HTML5.

References to specific documentation:

BrightSign docs:

https://brightsign.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DOC/pages/370672286/HTML+Best+Practices

 Android docs:

 

 

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