WebView component crashed in the past month, causing dozens of apps to stop working, including Gmail, Google Pay, and various banking services. The WebView The downtime lasted approximately eight hours before a permanent fix was released. The major problem experienced prompted Google to take additional measures.
What is Android System WebView?
Most users wonder what this system, which is on every Android phone and updated from time to time, is good. Actually, Web View is not an application but a component. Supported by Chrome, this component allows you to view web content in Android apps.
This system is pre-installed on all Android phones. Incoming updates for the component are very important. Because keeping this function up-to-date in the applications prevents many errors.
Interruption report Google Android Webview
In the recently released status report, Google has identified the reasons for the crash and the Web View improvements it intended to make. The company notes that all applications depend on WebView to open web pages crashes due to a configuration technology error. To fix the problem, Google needs new versions of both Chrome and WebView in the Google Play Store for automatic and manual updates.
In this context, Google plans to release Chrome and Web View updates in the Play Store. It also promises to control the application and communicate better with users during outages. Google is also introducing a new system to handle complaints about a crash they didn’t cause. He says he will work with developers to provide a healthier solution in such cases.
Google faces major outages and issues from time to time. Many errors occur every day in applications with millions of users. It brings new measures and functions to prevent all this.