Google is among the world’s most innovative technology companies. The search engine company announced the upcoming launch of the Chrome Operating System recently.
Chrome OS will be updated every four weeks, similar to what Chrome browser users have already experienced.
In order to make Chrome more secure, faster, and more stable, Google plans to accelerate the release cycle of Chrome updates from the current six-week period to four weeks.
What is the update about the release cycle of chrome?
Gizmodo reports that the company is also planning to sync the two four-week releases in the third quarter of 2021.
Google actually announced on Friday that it would release Chrome OS every four weeks, which is a noticeable speedup of the company’s release schedule. It is now official that the company will skip Chrome OS’ M95 release to sync the Chrome OS and the Google Chrome browser release cycles. There had been multiple rumors floating around the internet.
The Chrome OS TPM lead, Marina Kazatcher, says that a new update to Chrome OS will introduce new capabilities more rapidly for its users while also keeping up with its four main pillars of security, stability, speed, and simplicity.
When will Google move Chrome OS to a 4-week release schedule?
In March, Google announced it would switch to a four-week release cycle for its Chrome browser by the end of this year. It has announced a 6-month release schedule in a blog post to help enterprise and education customers stay current with Chrome OS updates.
It is very clear and understood that this class of users will not be able to keep up with a 4-week update cycle. As stated in a report by Gizmodo, Google has officially provided them with a 6-month update cycle to accommodate them.
In an effort to bring users new features and functions more frequently, Google is transitioning from big overhaul updates to smaller updates. A big portion of the transition will focus on bringing small improvements to Google Chrome OS and the Google Chrome Web browser to maintain a consistent and seamless online experience.
With its release schedule, Microsoft is following the footsteps of Google, according to Gizmodo. A report suggests that Microsoft closed sourced its Edge browser to Google’s open-source Chrome project recently. Beginning in the third quarter of 2021, Microsoft will issue updates every four weeks as well, based on its own transition.
Google plans to offer Chrome OS administrators a variety of stable release options in the upcoming months.
As other popular browsers, such as Microsoft’s Edge and Brave, rely on Chromium, we reached out to them to see how those changes might affect them.
According to Brave, they are planning to switch from their current three-week cycle to a four-week one as well.
Rather than having a major Chromium update every two releases, we’ll have a major Chromium update for every release going forward. Microsoft refused to comment on Edge.
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