Google says it is putting the upcoming releases of the next versions of Chrome and Chrome OS on a temporary hold to ensure continued stability…
As the coronavirus spreads, an increasing number of people are working from home. That means having to rely on internet connections, browsers, and similar elements to maintain productivity. Since this creates a demand on many different fronts, Google has announced that it’s halting the release of Chrome and Chrome OS for a time.
Google Suspends Chrome and Chrome OS Releases for Continued Stability as Coronavirus Causes more Telework
The global pandemic of COVID-19 is causing many businesses to alter their day-to-day operations and tech giant Google is no exception. Because of this sudden and massive shift away from commercial office environments to residential households, Google doesn’t want to risk putting out products that may contain undetected bugs in the systems.
For essential software to continue to work in a fluid manner, it’s critical not to introduce any potential unknowns to the public. Just a minor issue could cause serious interruptions in work and have an even bigger effect, given the already serious economic circumstances that are just starting to unfold.
Due to adjusted work schedules, we’re pausing upcoming Chrome & Chrome OS releases. Our goal is to ensure they continue to be stable, secure, & reliable for anyone who depends on them. We’ll prioritize updates related to security, which will be included in Chrome 80. Stay tuned.
— Chrome Developers (@ChromiumDev) March 18, 2020