In today’s competitive web browser market there is a lot of premise on releasing frequent updates to stay secure and to bring new features to users, therefore it is no surprise to hear that Google hope to roll out Chrome updates more frequently.
From what we can see Google is aiming to release stable versions of Chrome every six weeks, this means we will be seeing new versions of Chrome arriving twice as often.
My only concern is that Google Chrome developers may begin rushing code to keep to their release schedule, however Anthony Laforge (Chrome program manager) believes that this more frequent release schedule will “reduce the pressure on engineering to ‘make’ a release”.
Laforge also stated that if coders decide that a feature is not ready for release when an update is due it will not matter, rather than rush out unfinished code coders will add the feature when the following release is due.
In the long run I think that this will do great things for Google Chrome’s web browser market share, not only will it help with the security side of things, but I am sure it will give consumers quicker access to new features.