Google has reported abbreviating the release cycle of Chrome updates to four weeks from the current six-week period to improve security, speed, and stability.
For over 10 years, Chrome has sent another update every 6 weeks.
“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,” the company said in a statement on Thursday.
Chrome is currently wanting to move to release another achievement every 4 weeks, beginning with Chrome 94 in Q3 of 2021.
Furthermore, Google will add another ‘Extended Stable’ option, with achievement updates every 8 weeks.
‘Extended Stable’ will be accessible to enterprise administrators and Chromium embedders who need extra an ideal opportunity to manage updates.
“Security updates on Extended Stable will be released every two weeks to fix important issues, but those updates won’t contain new features or all security fixes that the 4-week option will receive,” Google said.
For clients on Chrome OS, the organization additionally plans to support various stable release options.
“We’ll have more to share with Chrome OS administrators in the coming months about the choices you’ll have for milestone updates to your managed devices”.