Microsoft tweeted today that, considering the current situation, the Edge team will keep pace with the development of the Chromium project and suspend the update of the stable channel to Edge version 81. Of course, this does not mean that the team will suspend the development of Microsoft Edge, they will still be committed to continuous security and stability updates to Edge version 80.
In light of the current circumstances, the Edge team will pause updating the Stable channel to Edge 81 consistent with the Chromium Project. We are committed to continued security and stability updates to Edge 80. We’ll have more to share on this next week. https://t.co/nWfm87MEK2
— Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) March 20, 2020
Due to the global impact of the new coronavirus epidemic, Google has announced the suspension of version updates for Chrome and Chrome OS recently but will prioritize all security-related updates that will be included in Chrome 80.