Chrome update cycle changes to 4 weeks

Google announced on March 4 (local time) that it will change its Chrome browser update schedule every four weeks. It will be applied from Chrome 94, which is scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.

Chrome updates are currently being implemented every 6 weeks, including the development version (Cnaray, Dev, Beta) and the stable version (Stable). Separately, security patches have been released every other week since 2019, which means that it is possible to shorten the release cycle.

However, there is a possibility that corporate managers and others will not be able to keep up with the verification process. Therefore, an option to announce in the first 8 weeks (Extend Stable) is added. Skipping one material, for example Chrome 94, followed by Chrome 96. In the meantime, security updates will be delivered, but it’s important to note that not all new features are included.

Also, updating every four weeks isn’t the first time Chrome does. Firefox has been responding since early 2020. It can be said that Chrome followed it. Anyway, from the user’s point of view, shortening the release schedule is welcome as they want to add new features or fix bugs. Related information can be found here.



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