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Google Will Get Back to Work on Chrome And Chrome OS

After previously pausing upcoming releases due to COVID-19, its back to the grind for Google employees.

Google, in a blog post earlier today stated that they will resume work on security and critical updates for Chrome 80, which is the current stable version. Work is slated to resume on Monday.

They must have everyone set up to work from home to allow for work to resume, as the situation with COVID-19 has yet to improve. The quote below was from their previous post where they let everyone know they were pausing upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases.

Due to adjusted work schedules at this time, we are pausing upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases. Our primary objectives are to ensure they continue to be stable, secure, and work reliably for anyone who depends on them. We’ll continue to prioritize any updates related to security, which will be included in Chrome 80. Please, follow this blog for updates.

— Google Chrome, Wednesday, March 18, 2020

As you can see in the blog post below from Google, the previously cancelled M82 will be moved into M83 and will be released in mid May. M81 will be continuing in beta and should be released the week of April 7, 2020.

We previously paused upcoming releases for Chrome and Chrome OS. Today we’re sharing an update as we’re now resuming releases with an adjusted schedule:

M83 will be released three weeks earlier than previously planned and will include all M82 work as we cancelled the M82 release (all channels).

Our Canary, Dev and Beta channels have or will resume this week, with M83 moving to Dev, and M81 continuing in Beta.

Our Stable channel will resume release next week with security and critical fixes in M80, followed by the release of M81 the week of April 7, and M83 ~mid-May.

We will share a future update on the timing of the M84 branch and releases. We continue to closely monitor that Chrome and Chrome OS are stable, secure, and work reliably. We’ll keep everyone informed of any changes on our schedule on this blog and will share additional details on the schedule in the Chromium Developers group, as needed. You can also check our schedule page for specific dates for each milestone at any time.

Thanks everyone for the help and patience during this time.

— Google Chrome, Thursday, March 26, 2020


Charles Levere
Charles Leverehttps://www.riverbankwebdesign.ca/
Charles Levere is the editor-in-chief (dork-in-chief) of Urban Dork. When he is not writing or tinkering with hardware, he is most likely playing one of his favorite video games. He also loves being near the water, kayaking, water skiing, or anything that gets him on the water and in the sun.


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