Google fixes the Android browser component WebView problem
The Android WebView component that Google recently pushed to the Android system has a serious failure, causing a large number of apps that use this component to crash.
The WebView component is like a browser used to help applications display web content. Most applications need to call this component to load the content. Therefore, the failure has a very large scale of impact, including many of Google’s own applications, also fail to load or crash.
At present, Google is aware of the problem and is working on repairing it, but it is not clear when the repair will be completed. Affected users can manually delete the latest version.
As a basic component of the Android system, Google will regularly synchronize the Chromium browser to update and release a new version of the WebView component. The actual change frequency is quite high.
Under normal circumstances, users do not need to manually operate at all because Google will automatically update through the Google Play Store.
From the current known situation, at least hundreds of well-known applications have crashed, but the problem is not an application problem, so application developers cannot solve it.
Google has shared an update regarding the app crashing issue:
“We have resolved the issue with WebView that caused some apps on Android to crash for some users. Updating Android System WebView and Google Chrome via Google Play should now resolve the issue.“