Google announced that it will speed up the Chrome release cycle to four weeks instead of six weeks after this update to make it more faster. Google says it will speed up the way updates released for Chrome.
Starting with Chrome 94 in the third quarter of 2021, Google will start a stage in its browser every four weeks, not every six weeks.
This is the first time in more than a decade Google has accelerated its Chrome release schedule.
“As we’ve improved our testing and startup processes for Chrome and implemented a two-week security update to address differences in fixes, it’s clear that we can shorten the release cycle and deliver new features more quickly,” said Technical Specialization Program Manager Alex Miner in Chrome.
Even though users see a new version of Chrome every month. IT admins can choose the Extended Stable option every eight weeks which includes important releases.
An extended kiosk is available for enterprise administrators and Chromium installers who need additional time managing updates in their environment.
Important security updates will still be available every two weeks in this release. But hopefully the extended outage will avoid situations where quiet experiments with Chrome could annoy IT administrators.
Google is also planning “some stable release options” for Chrome OS. It will provide details to Chrome OS administrators in the coming months.
Since other popular browsers like Microsoft Edge and Brave also use Chromium, we thought about how this might affect them.
The Bold told us they planned to shift to a four-week release cycle instead of the current three-week rhythm. “Rather than booming chrome on every other issue. we’re going to have a big chrome boom with every next issue.” said a spokesman. Microsoft decrease to comment on its plans for Edge.