Quoting Andrew McGlashan (andrew.mcglashan(a)affinityvision.com.au):
Definitely not a support of Google Chrome, but it will
security patches more quickly than Chromium.
This seems surprising, given that Chromium is the base code: My
understanding is that Google occasionally takes a snapshot, decides to
deem it stable, and adds a few few proprietary extras before releasing
that as a Google Chrome thing. (I have avoided ever running Google
Chrome, as I try to have minimal dealings with the second-nosiest
company on the planet, and see no reason to trust its binary-only code,
given ample alternatives.)
Of course, the burden is on users (and distro packagers) to refresh as
suits local/distro policy. Just getting a Chromium daily build, e.g.,
directly from Google at chromium.org
(ugh! proprietary-OS bad habits
ahoy), and then _never updating_ would have adverse results over time.
So, Don't Do That, Then.
Perhaps you're referring to the lack of an 'automatic update' feature
internal to the Chromium codebase. Personally, I consider those
undesirable generically, tending to interfer with a distro's own
maintenance policy. (Proprietary OSes of course don't have distro
policies, so sucks to be them.)