Google said today it is pausing upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. From a report: The company cited “adjusted work schedules” as the primary reason for the delay, as most of its engineers are now working from home. The company published an official statement today after ZDNet reached out for comment last night, when Google failed to release Chrome v81. YouTube videos, tweets, and blog posts announcing the new Chrome release were posted online yesterday — most likely scheduled days or weeks in advance. However, the actual Chrome v81 release never made it to users’ devices, and the same videos, tweets, and blog posts were removed shortly after Google’s PR realized their mistake.
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