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    Google suspends deployment of Chrome 79 on Android due to a nasty bug

    Google suspends deployment of Chrome 79 on Android due to a nasty bug

    Users have complained in Play Store comments about losing data after updating the browser.


    Google was deploying Chrome 79 a few days ago on desktop and mobile. The Mountain View company has however decided to suspend the deployment of its browser update on Android due to a bug erasing data in certain applications.

    Users affected by the damage have expressed their dissatisfaction with a shower of bad ratings for Chrome on the Play Store.

    WebView modification at issue

    The applications affected by this bug all have the common feature of relying on WebView, the software component of Android which makes it possible to display web pages within an application. In order to function, some applications only use WebView, such as Twitter Lite, which is actually only the mobile web version of the social network, encapsulated in a browser window.

    On most recent versions of Android, this rendering of web pages is done directly by Chrome. And it’s a change in browser functionality that is causing some data to disappear from third-party apps.

    In Chrome 79, the storage location for web data has changed. As a result, applications that use WebView have seen some of their local data disappear. However, the data is still present on the phone, but remains inaccessible for applications that no longer know the path to access it.

    The developers, who admitted their error, said they stopped the deployment of Chrome 79 at 50%. They are currently considering a solution to eliminate the problem.

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