Google advises how to fix issue affecting Android phones this week
If you've been experiencing some difficulties on your Android phone over the past day or so, you're not alone.
Android users have been reporting crashes while using apps, with these occurring in apps which use a specific feature of the Android ecosystem.
Those with Samsung phones appear to have been disproportionally affected by the issues, but there have also been reports from Pixel, Motorola and OnePlus users.
However, Google has announced that it has fixed the issue by issuing an update to the Android System WebView which allows Android apps to display web content.
Users have been advised to update their Android System WebView and Google Chrome apps to fix the issue.
"We have resolved the issue with WebView that caused some apps on Android to crash for some users. Updating Android System WebView and Google Chrome via Google Play should now resolve the issue," a Google spokesman said.
To update it, users need to:
- Go to Play Store app.
- Search Android System WebView.
- Select the "Update" option.
- Repeat these steps for Google Chrome.