Google Chrome, Chrome OS Releases Halted Thanks to Coronavirus

The Chrome development team acknowledged that "adjusted work schedules" caused the delays.

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Google Chrome, Chrome OS Releases Halted Thanks to Coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak has resulted in delay in upcoming releases by Google

Highlights
  • Google has paused the upcoming releases of Chrome and Chrome OS
  • Chrome version 81 is currently in beta testing
  • We'll prioritise updates related to security: Google

With most employees now working from home, Google has paused the upcoming releases of Chrome and Chrome Operating System (OS) and decided to keep the existing and essential software up and running globally.

The Chrome development team acknowledged that "adjusted work schedules" have led the tech giant to hit pause button on the "upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases."

"Our goal is to ensure they continue to be stable, secure, and reliable for anyone who depends on them. We'll prioritise updates related to security, which will be included in Chrome 80. Stay tuned," the Chrome Developers team tweeted late Wednesday.

Chrome version 81 is currently in beta testing.

Google also said that Android app reviews will take more time as the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced in-office staff.

The delay is understandable as in the case of new software releases, bugs are often reported and with reduced staff, it would be difficult for Google to address those vulnerability concerns, if these arise.

Google-owned YouTube has also said that it would rely more on its Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms to moderate content.

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