Google is speeding up Chrome’s release cycle to every four weeks

Google is speeding up Chrome’s release cycle to every four weeks


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Google says it will speed up how it releases Chrome updates. Starting with Chrome 94 in Q3, 2021, Google will release milestones of its browser every four weeks, instead of every six weeks. This is the first time Google has sped up its Chrome release schedule for more than a decade.

“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,” explains Alex Mineer, a technical program manager at Chrome.

While consumers will see a new version of Chrome every month, IT administrators will be able to opt for a new Extended…

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