WebView, the Android element that renders internet pages inside apps (akin to login screens), is up to date through the Play Retailer. Which means safety points are much less of a priority, but it surely additionally signifies that bugs can come up exterior of system updates. Working example: An annoying bug is inflicting internet pages inside apps to freeze and crash.
Most stories comply with the identical sample: an individual tries to view an online web page inside an app (versus a customized Chrome tab or full internet browser), the web page crashes, and finally l utility displaying it isn’t responding. The bug doesn’t look like restricted to a specific Android model or machine. On newer Android gadgets, Chrome really replaces the live jasmin system, which is why the message says “Chrome not responding”.
Another person who freezes fully @Google Chrome on Android 10?
I see them after I use Reddit Is Enjoyable and add articles to its WebView. Block the app and Chrome itself. pic.twitter.com/vA2r4UitK6
– Artem Russakovskii (@ArtemR) 6 September 2019
Sure, I’ve the identical downside on Android 9 when utilizing Sync Professional. I switched from WebView to load all hyperlinks in Chrome exterior of the app. Not so handy, however no less than the web page does not crash anymore.
– Matt Sholtz (@mattsholtz) 6 September 2019
It froze for me proper right here. I clicked on a Google feed article, scrolling down it simply froze.
Android 10 / Pixel 3 XL. pic.twitter.com/Su02TWVAs0
– ᴊᴜʟɪᴏ ➐ (@ DaX05) 6 September 2019
Sure, I see the identical ANR. Constantly in a position to activate it by going to a sure AOSP supply code web page.
– anthony (@RestainoAnthony) 6 September 2019
I’ve not been in a position to personally duplicate the bug on any of the telephones I take advantage of repeatedly. Nevertheless, there have been some bug stories just lately filed which are associated to WebView crashes. Two separate builders mentioned crash stories for WebView objects of their apps have elevated dramatically since August, but it surely’s unclear whether or not the stories are straight associated to the difficulty individuals are reporting on social media.
Within the meantime, you might be able to keep away from this bug by setting your apps to open pages within the full internet browser. Whereas there are nonetheless some stories of the freezing problem occurring in common Chrome, the bug does not appear to be that widespread there.