Microsoft to pause version 81 update to Edge Stable, following Chrome/Chromium’s lead

Kip Kniskern

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A couple of days ago, The Chrome Developers team tweeted out that they were pausing upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases, presumably because of difficulties getting the work done due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis:

As Microsoft’s Edge web browser is now based on Chromium, it follows suit that this would affect Edge, too, and today the Edge Dev team confirmed that deduction:

Edge, like Chrome, has been shipping “Canary” builds on a near daily basis, with “Dev” builds coming on a weekly cadence and new Stable builds every 6 weeks or so. This new release cycle will delay the release of Chrome/Edge Stable 81, and likely slow down Dev builds as well, although Canary builds will maintain their pace, at least for the time being.