Google Chrome Users Face New Android Problem.
One of the most appealing features of Google Chrome has been its peerless updates in real time feature — which is so unlike the pokey Windows 10. And the reliability has been outstanding, up to now. However, the most recent Chrome version, which has gone out to over a hundred million users around the globe, is creating a serious problem with Android users.
Several internet watchdogs, like Android Police and 9to5Google, revealed this past week that Chrome 79 has a tendency to delete important data from any Android app that accesses Chrome through the built-in WebView feature. Both developers and users of Android are extremely upset, and social media sites that comment on such things are calling the situation “catastrophic” and a “major debacle.”
There are currently around two-and-a-half billion Android users around the world. So the impact is tremendous, and growing graver each day. Experts say the problem comes from the Chrome 79 algorithm set that automatically switches the location where it stores its web data, along with what the company calls the ‘failed migration process’ — all this cases data to be lost in transit. So far efforts to retrieve this lost data have proven futile. A Chrome press release admits that this anomaly is affecting roughly fifty percent of Android users, and is likely to increase before a solution can be found.