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Google devs made a significant mistake in Chrome for Android 79 when it began rolling out earlier this month. The problem with the browser was that the devs forgot to move a data directory that broke many apps and left users unable to access their accounts. Google announced yesterday that the Chrome 79 bug has been patched and the update has been reissued. Chrome 79 had rolled out to roughly 50 percent of the Android user base before the bug was noticed, and then the rollout stopped. The release has other new features along with the bug fix. The best news is that Google devs have said that the issue in WebView where the data in some user's apps was not visible has been fixed. The missing data... Read more...
Google was forced to stop the rollout of Chrome 79 for Android devices recently due to a bug. The bug was discovered when mobile app developers reported the update was deleting user data and resetting mobile apps. The bug occurred during the upgrade process from Chrome 78 to Chrome 79, and had to do with a changed location of the Chrome directory. Google developers have admitted that the mistake was their fault because they had forgotten to move the contents of localStorage or WebSQL into the new Chrome 79 directory. That mistake made the data inaccessible for all users. WebSQL and localStorage are both storage mechanisms that allow a website or web app to store data on the user device within... Read more...