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Google responds to last month’s WebView nightmare on Android – Engadget

Google is working on improvements for its WebView apps and plans to release more updates for the software and Chrome in order to avoid a repeat of last month’s…

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Android’s WebView component provoked a widespread crash last month that caused dozens of apps to stop running, including Gmail, Google Pay and several banking apps. The severity of the error which lasted for up to eight hours before a permanent fix was issued has prompted Google to make additional changes with the aim of avoiding another calamity.
In a new status report, Google explains the causes of the crash and details the WebView improvements it plans to implement. Any apps that relied on WebView…

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