Google Chrome To Be Updated Every Six Weeks

by Ferman Aziz

It might sound a bit crazy but this is hardly surprising on Google’s part. Google has always promoted its browser for its lightening speed more than anything else. Now arguably the fastest browser in the world will also be the fastest in delivering updates. Apparently, engineers at the company are developing new features so fast they need to be dished out every few weeks and now a time table has been fixed. This will allow the engineers to set realistic goals for themselves regarding how much work can be or needs to be done in the given six weeks. It’ll take pressure off of them as now even if an update is not ready to be released one week, it’ll be sure to make it to the users within the next 6 weeks. No more waiting for several months and risk getting some features killed off in the process of developing a huge number of updates and revamping the whole software.

This, according to Google, means we can expect to see Chrome 6, 7, 8 and 9 very soon. Google also mentions in the official statement that 6 weeks should not be considered something written in stone, as a delay of a couple of days here and there is normal.

Since we are going to continue to increment our major versions with every new release (i.e. 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0) those numbers will start to move a little faster than before. Please don’t read too much into the pace of version number changes – they just mean we are moving through release cycles and we are geared up to get fresher releases into your hands!

It’ll be interesting to see the reactions and responses from all major rival browsers as claims of being the best and, most importantly, fastest browser keep emerging from all of them. Now that they know Chrome will be upgrading every few weeks, it may be time for calling in a meeting of the bigwigs and engineering teams at a lot of company headquarters.

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