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Google pauses Chrome releases to keep it stable

Typically, a new update for Chrome and Chrome OS arrives every six weeks, but Google is temporarily halting new releases. The reason is to keep things "stable, secure, and reliable" for all of the folks that are working from home due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Users will continue to get security updates, of course. But as far as feature updates go, those are off the table for a while.

The natural question to ask would be why Google isn't focusing on stability like this in the first place. Interrupting the normal development cycle to not interrupt stability during a crisis undoubtedly implies that the normal development cycle does interrupt stability.

The Chrome Developers team didn't go into additional detail, such as if this will affect other channels, or when it will release new versions of the browser again.

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