Google has announced that the firmware version of Chrome will be released every four weeks, starting with Chrome 94 in the third quarter of 2021.
Previously, Google released new releases every six weeks, releasing smaller updates in between.
The decision to shorten the release cycle is due to improved testing and Chrome release procedures, according with Alex Mineer, Google Chrome Operations technical program manager.
Google has also announced the release of a new extended fixed version of Chrome that will be available to business administrators and Chromium users who need extra time to manage updates. This version of Chrome will be updated every eight weeks.
Security fixes in the extended fixed version will be released every two weeks to resolve major issues. These updates will not contain new features or any security fixes provided in the regular version of Chrome that is released every four weeks.
Google also announced that it will lower the minimum price for products in 20 markets, allowing Android developers to set prices for their products in the range of 10-30 cents to attract more customers.
"These extremely low prices, below one dollar, will allow developers to reach new potential buyers by adjusting their prices to better reflect local purchasing power and demand," Google said.
The markets that will receive these minimum application prices will be Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Myanmar. , Pakistan, Paraguay, Romania, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand and Vietnam.