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Previously this same question was asked, however all of the answers are wrong -- including the chosen one. So, let's try it again. (I've specified the Ubuntu version number at the top to indicate the newness of this one). I'm coming at this as someone who has just installed Ubuntu and truly wants the latest version of Chromium.

Currently, the most recent version of Chromium is Version 30.

PPAs that don't work and should not be suggested:

  1. ppa:a-v-shkop/chromium

    As of writing, this PPA only supports version 25 in stable and version 27 in dev. It hasn't been updated in three months.

  2. ppa:chromium-daily/ppa

    As of writing, this PPA only supports version 18. This PPA is so outdated that I've submitted a bug report suggesting it be shut down.

  3. ppa:webapps/preview

    As of writing, this PPA only supports version 20. It hasn't been updated in 11 months.

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I want to be clear -- I'm speaking rhetorically in this question. I'm not an Ubuntu newbie. I'm actually going to build it from source in a few minutes, but I think the question should be on askubuntu.com, even if there is no answer because the demand has not been met with an official ppa or upgrade script. –  Evan Carroll Jul 6 '13 at 20:12
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Technically the latest stable for Ubuntu is the one in the repositories >:-D Anything else is considered unstable... –  Rinzwind Jul 6 '13 at 20:55
    
I'm not sure if that's the correct parlance or not. I've never heard of production releases outside of the freeze-date as "unstable." But, the question has been modified to resolve any potential ambiguity. –  Evan Carroll Jul 6 '13 at 21:07
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@EvanCarroll Do you have a progess report on your compiling/building? –  Seth Jul 7 '13 at 23:34
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I diasgree with the move to close as a duplicate of How to install the latest stable version of Chromium?. OP has not specified stable but latest. –  user25656 Jul 8 '13 at 2:19
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marked as duplicate by Radu Rădeanu, Mateo, guntbert, Braiam, psusi Oct 15 '13 at 2:16

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At this point, it appears that the Chromium Project pages on Launchpad have become inactive and out of date. The last dev, beta, and daily successful builds from this particular project were made about 65 weeks ago(over a year).

Currently, there is a PPA dev build available as well as two Debian/Ubuntu channels(dev and beta ) provided be Google: that provide deb packages for installation. See The Chromium projects page for additional information.

Dev channel for Debian/Ubuntu provided by Google

Beta channel for Debian/Ubuntu provided by Google

Launchpad chromium-dev PPA

There is a chromium dev build(>= version 29.0 at this time) available as a PPA here.

  • Installation from the command line:

    The latest dev PPA can be obtained by running the following commands from the terminal(Ctrl-Altt):

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-dev
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
    
  • Installation from the Synaptic Package Manager:

    • Select Settings --> Repositories --> Other Software --> Add and enter: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/saiarcot895/chromium-dev/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main

    • Select Add source. Next, select the Reload button on the menu to re-index your package list

    • In the Quickfilter field, enter "chromium" and you will see the latest versions of the packages available for installation from this project.

    • Finally, mark the packages that you are interested in, and click the Apply button.

I have not personally tested this build. Take a look at launchpad for more details on this PPA.

The last successful build (29.0.1547.0-0ubuntu0ppa3) occurred on 6.26.2013 is available for saucy, raring, quantal, precise, and oneiric.

NOTE: Some Chromium features, including Sync, require an API key, which is not included with the packages below. See the launchpad page for additional configuration instructions.

See here for the stable release:

Always remember that PPAs are provided by the community, you should be aware of the possible risks before just adding a PPA.

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saiarcot895's repo is out of date. –  Evan Carroll Oct 15 '13 at 1:30
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