Google decided to ditch version 82 of its popular Chrome browser entirely as adapts its release schedule in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. As much of the world works from home amid the pandemic, Google announced plans to pause future releases of Chrome and Chrome OS to ensure stability through the unprecedented circumstances.
Initially, this suggested Google would continue with new Chrome releases in numerical order ready to roll out when society returned to some form of normality. However, the most recent announcement from the firm appears to confirm this won’t be the case.
Google’s director of technical program management, Jason Kersey, explained the tech company had to decided to skip the release of Chrome version 82 to “keep users safe and focus all efforts on maintaining stability”.
So what features was Chrome 82 supposed to introduce?
Well, the new browser was expected to include a new warning system to alert users if they attempt to download files from an non-secure website or download any file types the browser deems to be insecure.
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