Microsoft ‘Pauses’ All Future Edge Chromium Releases


Google recently announced that it wouldn’t be rolling out any new releases of Chrome and Chromium browsers for the time being. The reason, we all know, COVID-19.

Now, Microsoft, whose Edge browser is also based on the Chromium project, has announced that it won’t push any future releases of Edge Chromium to the general public.

“This means that Microsoft Edge 81 will not be promoted to Stable until we resume these updates,” Microsoft said in a blog post. It added that doing so will ease the load on the shoulders of developers and won’t put an additional impact on organization amid times of crisis.

However, Microsoft will continue to provide stability and security updates to the current stable version Edge Chromium 80.

For those who are running preview builds of Microsoft Edge, the Dev, Canary, and Beta channels will continue to receive updates as per the usual schedule. So, if you’re on the stable channel and want to keep getting new features, then you might want to opt for the Edge Insider program.

All of this comes after the Redmond-company has already taken some big decisions that include canceling its annual developer conference BUILD. To make its share of contribution, Microsoft has also set up the Bing Coronavirus tracker to provide the latest information on the pandemic.

The company joined hands with six other tech giants to stop the spread of Coronavirus fake news and misinformation on the internet.

Coronavirus has forced many of us to work from home (here are some useful WFH tools). Microsoft has developed a new real-time noise separation feature for Microsoft Teams, which removes unwanted sounds from video calls. Surely, this feature would save the embarrassment while munching off tasty snacks during an online meeting.

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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