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Are your applications closing for no reason? WebView's fault!

In recent days, many users are contacting us to find out why Android apps are failing frequently. The fault even seems to lie with the WebView software feature, a system component that became available as an upgradable application through the Play Store. The app arrives verse 42.0.2311.138 and Android developers guarantee it will now.

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Are your applications closing for no reason? WebView's fault! / ANDROIDPIT

Each developer can display web content within their application without having to redirect the user to their mobile browser. That way you can stay inside the app without having to switch services. All of this is only possible because of WebView, but the feature was more than just over there and the problem fell on developers who started hearing millions of complaints about how their applications work.

However, all bug fixes are the responsibility of Google, as this is a specific feature of Android and is related to OS stability and security. Thus, the search giant started releasing the WebView update with the following fixes:

  • Fixed inline video failures;
  • New solutions added to convert graphics driver problems that were causing device crashes.




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New version of WebView promises to fix application crashes on Android 5th Lollipop. / ANDROIDPIT

Apparently problems with app crashes started appearing a few weeks ago and were quickly related to WebView. Remember that not all devices are suffering from this bug, but if your device runs on Android Lollipop 5.0.x or 5.1 and is experiencing constant errors like crashes without displaying a specific error message when you access certain videos, or web pages that don't load, you need to update WebView.

If you have not received the service update and can not stand the application usage compromised by this bug, be aware that APK is already available and has been tested by different sources. However, I need to keep in mind that the APK comes from an unknown source and, according to the latest privacy issues involving the WhatsApp version 2.12.45 package download, Please be advised that downloading this APK is at your own risk..

What about, was your Android experiencing WebView malfunction issues?

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