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Android apps are crashing for some, but Google is working on a fix

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Some Android apps are crashing for some people right now, but Google is working on a fix. The issue is due to a system component called Android System WebView that lets Android apps display web content, but it has some kind of problem right now that is causing apps to crash.

“We are aware of an issue with WebView causing some apps on Android to crash for some users,” Google said in a statement to The Verge. “We are currently working to fully validate the scope and a fix is in progress.”

Some users are saying that removing the latest update to WebView should fix the issue — and in fact, Samsung’s official US support Twitter account recommends taking that exact step.

Google also acknowledges issues with Gmail on Android on the Google Workspace status page. The company recommends using the desktop interface until issues are resolved.

Update March 22nd, 10:45PM ET: Added statement from Google.

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