Seamless updates from Google Chrome are one of its most popular features, but unfortunately, a bug in the recent update has rallied all users.
The All New Chrome 79 Update
Google’s Chrome 79 update just started rolling out last week but the updates stopped abruptly after users began reporting that the update was wiping out third-party applications. The flaw was discovered in devices using Android’s built-in Webview.
Essentially, the update was being rolled out with new features such as phishing security and reordering bookmarks functionality. But, as developers term it, it ended up creating a ‘ Catastrophe ‘ and a ‘major Issue’ as the developers are calling it.
The problem is that Chrome 79 changes the place where it stores its data and the data is in a limbo (partially migrated) due to this failed migration process. But, the information is there, applications from third parties do not know how to access it.
Google has acknowledged the issue and although the updates have stopped, the release has been received by more than 50 percent of users.
Google is working on a fix at the moment, but it may take time to find a solution. In the comments, one Chrome developer said: he’s currently working on a couple of strategies and said they’re going to notify users of which of the two choices they’ve picked. These strategies are: continue to migrate and move the missed files to their new locations and revert the changes and move the files to old locations.