Google published complete list of upcoming improvements it plans to avoid another WebView crash 

by Mohit

Earlier, the WebView bug became the biggest story in Android after users reported an app crash on all types of devices. Although a temporary solution was quickly found, Though the phone was left in a broken state, in a broken state overnight, a permanent update was not issued until the next day. In response to this incident, Google has published a complete list of upcoming updates to ensure that such crashes never happen again.

A new report posted on the Workspace Status Dashboard details the causes of Android’s app crashes. The content was affected by a bug found in the experiment and configuration technology of any software application using Webview to retrieve online content. Users will have to push newer versions of both Chrome and Webview the next morning to fix the problem.

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Accidentally crashing third-party apps due to a corrupted backend is a serious problem, so for that, Google has announced plans to add several security features to how it modifies the WebView.

Perhaps most importantly, “Safe Mode” will be applied to its infrastructure, should the app reappear this type of bug, it will automatically return to the previous state. Google wants to speed up updates for Chrome and WebView in the Play Store and make changes to both its software testing and its interaction with Android users.

Based on this report, Google knows it’s become worse, especially when you consider how many businesses rely on Android to stay stable and secure. It’s good to see that the company is open and honest about the improvements that come in its update process. Hopefully, these steps ensure that this kind of thing never happens again.

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