Google introduced immediately that it’ll shorten the Chrome launch schedule from each six weeks to each 4 weeks.
“For greater than a decade, Chrome has shipped a brand new milestone each 6 weeks, delivering safety, stability, pace and ease to our customers and the online,” Google’s Alex Mineer writes. “As we’ve got improved our testing and launch processes for Chrome, and deployed bi-weekly safety updates to enhance our patch hole, it turned clear that we might shorten our launch cycle and ship new options extra rapidly. Due to this, we’re excited to announce that Chrome is planning to maneuver to releasing a brand new milestone each four weeks, beginning with Chrome 94 in Q3 of 2021.”
Google can be including what it calls an Prolonged Secure possibility, which is able to present milestone updates each eight weeks. This will likely be out there to enterprise directors and Chromium embedders who want extra time to handle updates, Google says.
And this alteration will influence Chrome OS, as nicely, although Google is being a bit obscure on the main points.
“For customers on Chrome OS, we additionally plan to assist a number of secure launch choices,” Mineer says. “We’ll have extra to share with Chrome OS directors within the coming months concerning the selections you’ll have for milestone updates to your managed gadgets.”
Naturally, one wonders whether or not Microsoft will change to a four-week launch schedule for the Chromium-based Edge browser or stick to the present six-week schedule. No phrase but on that.