Google stopped Chrome updates last week when it canceled Chrome 81 to prevent serious disruptions for web developers, system administrators, and their own engineers, most who worked from home or had tense resources due to worsening coronavirus (COVID-19).
Today, Google said it’s ready to resume work on Chrome.
The company said that starting next week, the current version of Chrome 80 will begin receiving security updates once they are pasted.
Chrome v81, originally scheduled for release on March 17, was scheduled for April 7, by which time web developers and system administrators would have had time to adjust to their new working conditions. .
Chrome 82 has been completely canceled, and features have been reworked in Chrome 83 and other versions.
According to the new adjusted schedule, Chrome 83 is now expected to be released somewhere in mid-May.
Google was not the only major technology company that delayed work on its software due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Microsoft also stopped the Edge 81 release over the weekend.
On Tuesday, Microsoft also stopped optional Windows 10 cumulative updates from May, citing the impact on its client base of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mozilla did not stop Firefox updates, but the company did rollback a security feature it recently activated, which would have prevented users from accessing HTTPS-based government websites that could contain COVID-19 information.