Last week, it became known that Google could not support the planned pace of Chrome browser releases. The fact is that due to the outbreak of coronavirus, many of the company's engineers work at home, and if any problems arise during the release of Chrome 81, the necessary employees may not be available.
In the end, Google developers decided to release all the security updates that are part of Chrome 81, as a small update for Chrome 80, and the release of stable releases of the browser and Chrome OS was frozen indefinitely.
Now similar news came from the camp of Microsoft: the company suspends the deployment of its Edge browser version 81, citing the "global circumstances" around the outbreak of coronavirus. The company explains that now most system administrators are most likely busy with security for employees working from home. Therefore, developers do not want to create additional workload for them and other IT staff, releasing a new version of Edge right now.
Microsoft says that Edge, as well as Chrome, will continue to receive security updates, but the release of the stable version of Edge 81 has been delayed until the situation stabilizes.