Google has already set up an aggressive release cycle for its Chrome browser, releasing a stable update every 12 weeks, faster than any of its major competitors. Now, it’s planning to double that pace.
In addition to the accelerated release cycle, Google is also stepping up its efforts to identify and patch security vulnerabilities. Datamation has the details.
The basic premise behind the Agile software development methodology is to release early and often to increase incremental innovation. It’s an approach that Google is now set to fully embrace with open arms for its Chrome Web browser.
Though new stable updates of Chrome were already coming more often than every other major browser, Google is now set to release new versions twice as fast as it does currently. At present, Chrome users get new major stable releases approximately every 12 weeks. The plan in the next few months is to cut that release cycle in half, delivering major, stable updates to users of Chrome every 6 weeks.