Why Google has halted the roll-out of Chrome 79 browser update for Android
Search engine Google has halted the roll out of latest version of Chrome after a bug wiped data in select applications that use Android’s WebView feature.
Search engine Google has halted the roll out of latest version of Chrome after a bug wiped data in select applications that use Android’s WebView feature. The tech giant has said that the version will be rolled out after the issue is fixed. According to AndroidPolice, WebView is responsible for rendering web pages inside applications. This feature is used bu several third-party applications to open a page. However, Google Chrome loads the content in this case.
“Android WebView is a system component powered by Chrome that allows Android apps to display web content. This component is pre-installed on your device and should be kept up to date to ensure you have the latest security updates and other bug fixes,” Google explains.
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What happened with Chrome 79 update is that Google moved the Chrome 79 update. As the migration didn't happen properly, the bug affected many applications. In response said, Google said: “We are currently discussing the correct strategy for resolving this issue which will be one of:
a) continue the migration, moving the missed files into their new locations.
b) revert the change by moving migrated files to their old locations.
We will let you know which of these two options have been chosen soon. In the meantime it would be good to collect a list of affected packages, and details of whether any mitigations have been released to users, and in what versions so that we can test that the respin doesn’t interact badly with the mitigation.”