Google to speed up Chrome’s release cycle to four weeks

Google to speed up Chrome’s release cycle to four weeks

Google is working on speeding up the Chrome update release cycle to four weeks from the current six-week period to improve security, speed and stability of the browser application. Starting with Chrome 94 in Q3, 2021, Google will release Milestones from its browser every four weeks, rather than every six weeks, according to The Verge. This is the first time Google has accelerated its Chrome release schedule for over a decade.

“As we improved our testing and release processes for Chrome and implemented biweekly security updates to narrow our patching gap, it became clear that we could shorten our release cycle and deliver new features faster,” explains Alex Mineer, a technical program manager at Chrome . In addition, Google is adding a new ‘Extended Stable’ option, with milestone updates every eight weeks. The new option is available for enterprise administrators and Chromium Embedders who need more time to manage updates.

Major security updates will still appear every two weeks in this release, but Extended Stable should hopefully avoid the situation where silent Chrome experiments piss off IT admins. For Chrome OS users, the company also plans to support multiple stable release options. (ANI)

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  • Google is working on speeding up the Chrome update release cycle to four weeks from the current six-week period to improve security, speed and stability of the browser application.
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