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Android users complain about mysterious app crashes

The symptoms are the same for all those affected: After starting Android apps, including popular Google services such as Gmail or the Play Store, the started app crashes under mysterious circumstances.

Android users have already found the culprit in relevant forums: The operating system component Android Webview, which is used to display websites within apps, is faulty. Some report that the crashes stop after uninstalling Android Webview.


Google has now also confirmed the problems and released an update for the Webview component that fixes the crashes. Android users can install it from the Play Store. Google also recommends updating the Chrome browser to resolve any issues.