Thu. Apr 2nd, 2020

Google abandons Chrome v82 and directly develop v83 due to coronavirus pandemic

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Earlier Google Chrome has announced that its development team will suspend Google Chrome’s stable version due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic.

However, it seems that the coronavirus outbreak has had a great impact on Google Chrome. The development team just released a message saying that it will skip the next stable version, Google Chrome version 82.

That is, Google Chrome will completely abandon Chrome version 82, and the task of the development team is to directly develop Chrome version 83 beta and stable versions.

Chrome version 81, which was originally scheduled to be released on March 17, 2020, has also been officially delayed. When this version will be released is also an uncertain question for the time being.

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Google Chrome usually publishes an updated roadmap for one year or two years in advance, that is, the work plan of the development team is announced in advance for developers to follow up in a timely manner.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all stable development plans of Google Chrome have been disrupted. If it is postponed, all subsequent versions may be postponed.

In order to ensure that the previously released roadmap will not be invalidated, the Google Chrome development team announced that it will directly skip the development of the next stable version.

Correspondingly, the Chrome version 81 Beta channel will extend the test time to prepare for Chrome version 83, ensuring that the test can be completed as originally planned.

Although it is said to skip the next official version, in the final analysis, it is actually to skip the 82 version number, because the original functions on this version will be moved to the 83 version series.