Good news: Chrome OS moves to faster update schedule

The new schedule will match the upcoming release schedule for the Chrome browser.

tl; Dr
  • Today, Google announced that Chrome OS updates will be coming soon at a faster pace.
  • Chrome OS users can expect a new update every four weeks starting in the fourth quarter of this year.
  • This schedule will match the new schedule for the Chrome browser itself.

Chrome OS gets better (and more popular) with each passing year. A big reason for this is Google’s very fast update schedule for desktop operating systems.

However, Google is now placing bets. In blog post Today, the company revealed that it is going to make the Chrome OS update faster than ever. Starting in the fourth quarter of 2021, you’ll start seeing updates basically every four weeks – or once a month.

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Interestingly, this announcement comes on the heels of an earlier announcement that the Chrome browser will have a four-week update schedule. That schedule will begin in the third quarter of 2021. In other words, by the end of this year, both the Chrome browser and Chrome OS will see monthly updates.

Because of this matching schedule, Google is actually going to drop one of the expected Chrome OS updates. Google will jump directly to the M96 from manufacturing the M94, skipping the M95. You can view the updated schedule Here.

Note that this new schedule does not apply to enterprise and education systems. Those systems will have an update schedule every six months. Google promises to provide more information on this soon.

Interested in jumping into the world of Chrome OS? See our complete guide.

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