A week ago, Google reported that it was turning out Chome v79 to users on every single well-known platform like Android, Windows, iOS, macOS, Chrome OS, and Linux. When the new update realized some key security and phishing protection functions, it’s caused an issue for users on Android, which constrained Google to stop the rollout. The update has made issues applications utilizing the WebView framework.
For the unenlightened, WebView is the segment of Android that is liable for rendering site pages within apps. Many applications on Android essentially serve to be a house for a site page to sit in. For such engineers, the WebView update that was turned out nearby Chome v79 demonstrated to be very heartbreaking. At the point when clients refreshed to rendition 79 of WebView, they experienced an issue where applications lost all information.
Since most didn’t think concerning why this occurred, the entire fault was coordinated towards application engineers and was made noticeable on surveys of the applications on the Google Play Store. Application designers at that point took to Reddit and Chromium’s Bug Tracker to report the issue. The issue was before long analyzed by Google builds after which they were sorry for the equivalent. Lamentably, despite the fact that the rollout was delayed, over half of the gadgets had just been influenced by it.
Yet, Google is presently working “chipping away at an answer that limits the data loss, and that can be turned out securely.” As referenced over, this has influenced applications that aren’t local and basically just serve to be a house for website pages. Subsequently, no significant applications have been influenced by this WebView issue.
One-star reviews are pouring in for applications that are influenced by the bug, and application designers are railing against Chromium engineers. Google affirmed that it has stopped Chrome 79’s rollout on Android at the half, and is as of now thinking about a fix:
We are at present talking about the right methodology for settling this issue which will be one of:
• Proceed with the movement, moving the missed documents into their new areas.
• Return the change by moving moved records to their old areas.
We will tell you which of these two choices have been picked soon. Meanwhile, it is great to gather a rundown of influenced bundles, and subtleties of whether any relief has been discharged to users, and in what forms so we can test that the respin doesn’t associate severely with the alleviation.
Tragically, it’s difficult to get a full picture of the applications influenced since applications infrequently promote how they are constructed. Information put away in accounts online is protected, in any event.