When I go to “About Brave” and see an update starting, it ends with a “Nearly up to date, restart Brave to complete the update.” message. However, when I click “Relaunch”, I always return to the same “Nearly up to date” message again when opening “About Brave”. When looking in the installation folder, I can see two version folders, the new one and the old one. The brave.exe launch always seems to launch the old version though. This also happens when an automatic update runs in the background while Brave is running. The only time the automatic update works as it should is when Brave is not running.
This behavior is new since not too long ago, but I can’t exactly remember when I saw it for the first time. Probably with one of the late 1.26.x versions of Brave Dev. When I get stuck with the “Nearly up to date” message, I have to download the installer from github and run it with Brave shut down, which always resolves the situation.
Current browser version: Brave Dev Version 1.27.88 Chromium: 91.0.4472.124 (Official Build) dev (64-bit)