A first version of the chromium snap was published yesterday in the snap store (candidate and beta channels).
The version in the candidate channel is 60.0.3112.101, which corresponds to the latest stable upstream release:
snap install --candidate chromium
The version in the beta channel is 61.0.3163.39, which corresponds to the latest beta upstream release:
snap install --beta chromium
Note that the snap can coexist with the official ubuntu packages. If you want to remove those packages and use exclusively the snap, do the following:
sudo apt remove chromium-browser sudo apt autoremove
Also note that the snap is currently published under my personal account, but we will soon transition to a shared account for the Ubuntu desktop team, meaning that the snap will receive official support.
Please test and report any issues you find with the snap. To report a bug, please use the tag “snap” and paste the output of the following commands:
lsb_release -a snap info --verbose chromium core
Thanks in advance for all the feedback!