This Is Why All Google Apps Were Crashing Last Month

Android users were forced to deal with a major app outage last month when Google apps started crashing all of a sudden for no clear reason regardless of Android version and device brand.

In a detailed report published this week, the Google Workspace Team explains that it all comes down to a bug related to Chrome and WebView.

“A bug within Chrome & WebView’s experiment & configuration technology caused instability for Android applications which incorporated WebView to surface web content. This bug caused those applications to crash on the affected devices. The fix required distribution of updated binaries for Chrome and WebView; these new releases were made available for distribution via Google Play for automated and manual updates,” the company explains.

While the search giant eventually managed to fix the issue, the company now explains th… (read more)

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