It was solely every week in the past that Google mentioned it might hit pause on Chrome and Chrome OS releases “resulting from adjusted work schedules” in gentle of the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, nonetheless, the corporate introduced that it might resume releases — however with an adjusted schedule.
Within the age of rapid-release schedules for browsers, the precise particulars of the brand new launch schedules received’t really matter all that a lot in observe.
I’m positive most Chrome customers don’t know which model they’re really utilizing. In case you do, although, probably the most noteworthy change right here is that model 82 has been canceled. Model 80 is presently within the secure launch channel, with model 81 within the beta channel. Round April 7, model 81 will develop into the secure model after which model 83 will launch a couple of weeks forward of schedule in mid-Could, whereas model 82 has gone the way in which of the dodo. You’ll find the detailed Chrome launch schedule right here.
Ultimately, the vital information right here is that Chrome and Chrome OS releases are again from their very quick replace hiatus. That, in and of itself, is a little bit of a shock, on condition that Google’s replace from final week made it seem to be we have been in for an extended pause and would solely see safety updates for some time.