Last month, WebView caused a wide range of errors in Gmail, Google Pay, banking apps and other software, which really caused a lot of trouble to users. At that time, Google urgently released a repair update, and today they finally explain the cause.In the newly releasedstatus reportIn, Google mentioned that a WebView “experimental bug in configuration technology” caused errors in apps that rely on it to open web pages.
In order to prevent similar troubles to users in the future, Google will introduce a new “safe mode” for WebView, which will restore the app to its previous normal state after encountering a problem. In addition, Google will also speed up the update rhythm of Chrome and WebView in the Play Store, and will strengthen the review of apps and communicate more with users when problems arise. For those merchants and developers who are innocently complained by users, Google said that it will step up cooperation with its partners to determine the impact and resolution of the incident as soon as possible.