Know the Reason Behind the crashing of Several Google Apps!
Apps including Google Pay, Gmail, Google Chrome crashed. Google took note of this issue almost instantly and found the culprit.Apps including Google Pay, Gmail, Google Chrome crashed. Google took note of this issue almost instantly and found the culprit.
New Delhi, 23/2: A few days ago the world faced an internet blackout sending people to disarray. Many users were left puzzled when their Android phone suddenly started throwing incessant notifications saying that apps have crashed.
Apps including Google Pay, Gmail, Google Chrome crashed. Google took note of this issue almost instantly and found the culprit. The Android WebView app caused some apps on Android to crash.
In a statement, a Google spokesperson said, “We’re aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a significant subset of users. The affected users are unable to access Gmail. We will provide an update, detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.” Google also advised the affected users to use the web versions of important services, such as Gmail. “Affected users can use the desktop Gmail Web interface instead of the Gmail Android app,” it said.
Since Android is the most used mobile platform, it nearly affected all users no matter what brand they use. Samsung phones were the worst-hit by this issue. The problem got so severe over time that Samsung had to recommend its users to uninstall the WebView app to avoid crashes. In a reply to an affected user, Samsung’s US support said, “Please remove the Webview Update and then restart the phone. Here are the steps: Go settings > apps > tap the three dots in the top right corner > show system apps > search for Android System WebView > select Uninstall updates.”
The WebView app helps apps to show users web pages, so the user has to be cautious before removing the app. And since Google is working on the fix, it should not take long before an update to the app is out.