Google is regularly fine-tuning its Android smartphone operating system. Things don’t always go according to plan. The latest example is a problem with the system component Android System WebView. This is actually responsible for displaying web content in apps. However, since March 22, 2021, according to a report by The Verge , it has been causing chaos for users of Android smartphones. Countless users reported massive app crashes online. Programs like the Gmail application could therefore hardly be used. Google responded promptly and announced that it would investigate the problem. In the meantime, the company recommended switching to the desktop versions of the respective services.

Google delivers the solution via update

A short time later, the first users reported that the removal of the latest WebView update would fix the problem. The US customer service of the smartphone manufacturer Samsung confirmed this step as a possible emergency solution via Twitter. Android users can now breathe a sigh of relief. Google came back on March 23, 2021, stating that they could identify and fix the problem. In fact, WebView was responsible for the crashes. In order to get their own smartphone back on track, affected users must now take action themselves and update the WebView component to version 89.0.4389.105 . You also need to install the latest Chrome browser. You can find both updates via the links mentioned in the Google Play Store.