Google Chrome has Announced A New Upgrade Cycle

Google Chrome has announced a new upgrade cycle that can be completed in as little as four weeks. Google is working to reduce the time it takes for Chrome updates to four weeks from the current six weeks to boost the browser’s security, speed, and stability.

Google Chrome has Announced A New Upgrade Cycle

According to a post on Google’s Chromium Blog, beginning with Chrome 94 in Q3, 2021, Google will release browser milestones every four weeks. For the first time in more than a decade, Google has accelerated its Chrome release schedule.

“As we have improved our testing and release processes for Chrome, and deployed bi-weekly security updates to improve our patch gap, it became clear that we could shorten our release cycle and deliver new features more quickly,” explained Alex Mineer, a technical program manager at Chrome.

Enterprise administrators and Chromium embedders who need more time to handle updates will be able to use the new alternative.

Important security updates will still arrive every two weeks in this version, but Extended Stable should hopefully avoid the situation where silent Chrome experiments end up angering IT admins.

The company also plans to support several stable release options for Chrome OS users.

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