The new update schedule cuts the previous release schedule in half, allowing users to get finished features sooner.
“We have new features coming out all the time and do not want users to have to wait months before they can use them” wrote Chrome Project Manager Anthony Laforge.
This also doesn’t mean the end of stability. “While pace is important to us, we are all committed to maintaining high quality releases — if a feature is not ready, it will not ship in a stable release” continued Laforge.
Laforge also notes that while version numbers will begin to increase at a faster pace, differentiation between versions will not be as drastic as have been in the past.
End users may not notice the difference however, with updates being pushed out silently.