Based on a pointer on one of the Chrome/Chrome OS-related forums, I’ve at least resolved one of the more annoying papercuts with my Chrome OS Cr-48: up until yesterday evening, the date and time were off by exactly 8 hours. Solving this involved the following steps:
- Activate the Verizon 3G connection
- Disable Wi-Fi
- Sign out and shut down
- Restart (note that at least for me, even at this point, the time and date were still incorrect)
- Sign in
It was only after signing in with connectivity being provided by 3G that the time and date were reset to match what they should have been all along based on the timezone setting.
YMMV, but I’m holding out hope that this will continue to stick.