As the new corona virus outbreak struck, several tech companies announced they would delay the release of major updates, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, two browser developers. Mozilla, however, has just announced that it is committed to regular updates to Firefox browsers and will not be affected by this outbreak, although some new features may be delayed.
Firefox is understood to have recently changed the release cycle for the stable channel to four weeks, meaning that the main update to the stable version will be available on time on a monthly basis (rather than the previous one-and-a-half-month cycle).
As for the extension of the new feature, it is mainly that the efficiency of developers working from home will have an impact. If all goes well, the next version of Firefox will be available on Tuesday, April 7.
On Google Chrome’ side, the latest 81 stable version will arrive on April 7. This release focuses on security patches and bug fixes, and most of the changes are at the bottom that users can’t see.
The search giant will then skip version 82 directly and launch the first version of 83 sometime in May, but the beta channel (Chrome 83) is still being updated as planned.