Google says it will definitely speed up how it gives out Chrome updates. This will start with Chrome 94 in Q3, 2021, Google will actually release milestones of its browser every four weeks, instead of every six weeks.
Apparently, this is the first time Google has sped up its Chrome release schedule for more than a decade.
“As we have taken this 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 can see a new version of Chrome every month, IT administrators will definitely be able to opt for a brand new and Extended Stable option that includes milestone releases every eight weeks.
This extended Stable will definitely be available for enterprise administrators and Chromium embedders that actually need the extra time to manage updates in their own environments.
This important security updates will still arrive every two weeks in this version, but also Extended Stable should hopefully avoid the situation where silent Chrome experiments end up angering IT admins.
Google is also planning “multiple stable release options” for Chrome OS, and will share Definitely show details with Chrome OS admins in the coming months.