Google announces bold new changes to Chrome OS release cycle. Giving users peace of mind by delivering stability, security, and speed via frequent updates.
Thanks to an improved internal testing and rollout process. It became clear to Google that it should kick Chrome’s update frequency into high gear. Some people weren’t sure if the new release strategy will also apply to Chrome OS — it looks like we got our answer today.
Google chrome may take bold steps
Firstly, In a blog post this morning, Google announced plans to increase its update cadence for Chromebooks. Like Chrome, its operating system will also follow a four-week Stable channel before moving to the next major milestone release.
Android Police reports: Google will deliver fresh features more rapidly to Chromebooks starting with Chrome OS 96 — all while keeping it stable, secure, and speedy. To adapt to the rigorous update release schedule, Google will skip Chrome OS 95, which will help it bridge the gap between M94 and Chrome’s new four-week rollout strategy.
Secondly, Enterprise and education folks can enroll in an Extended Stable option for Chromebooks, which will update every 6 months. In addition, Finally, Google updated its documentation and pushed an update to its release calendar in light of the new rollout strategy. The company will share plans about the choices Chrome OS administrators will have for milestone updates “in the coming months.”
Marina Kazatcker, Chrome OS Release TPM Lead
To bridge the gap between M94 when Chrome moves to a four-week release and M96, Chrome OS will skip M95 (see the updated Chrome schedule page for milestone-specific details).
As we head into our next decade, these changes enable us to evolve Chrome OS to keep helping people get things done and provide more helpful and secure experiences.
The bottom Line
Above all, it is adapted a Strict update release schedule; Google will skip Chrome OS 95, which will help bridge the gap between M94 and Chrome’s new four-week launch strategy. Businesses and educational institutions can sign up for the extended stable option for Chromebooks, updated every six months.
In light of the new launch strategy, Google updated the documentation. We’ve pushed an update to our release schedule. The company will share the plans that Chrome OS admins will choose for their milestone updates “over the next few months.”