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A lot of Browser apps are built on top of Android's WebView. For example, Lighting uses the WebView (It is open source: [link])
The WebView is a component built into the Android SDK that developers can use to display and render webpages. Android's WebView's is actually built on a version of Chrome's rendering engine internally. It is actually updated as a separate app itself. Since the WebView is built into Android, none of the WebView code itself needs to be included in the app, since it is already built into the OS.
If all the app does is display a WebView and load a url into it, the app would be extraordinary small because it itself doesn't really have all of the business logic of a browser/WebView in the app package itself. Though that would be a terrible app since the WebView only renders a page you give it, it doesn't have UI elements built into it. So apps that use this still have to add url bars, tabs, navigation and other features to actually be usable as a Browser.
Browser apps like Chrome and Firefox contain their own entire browser rendering engines, they don't use the OS one. So their apks are much larger.
TL;DR; Those small apps are using the OS's WebView for rendering pages so they don't have to include one in their apk. Firefox and Chrome include their own rendering engines.
You don't actually need a full blown web browser, just something to display a page if the OS cannot pull the response it's looking for.
For example on android you have web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, opera. But are not necessary to authenticate to public wifi.
There's a system app on all android phones called WebViewthat gets used for that purpose (as an example).
Try uninstalling the latest update for Android System WebView, which fucked over gifs/HTML5 video. Not sure how Reddit sync deals with YouTube video cause I use Reddit Is Fun, but opening any HTML5 video or gif in any app basically causes your phone to freeze.
>Only a couple of months, but maybe she had an old phone. First time I'd heard of anyone having that problem with the site, but then it's not my site so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Were they running 5.0 and trying to view it with Webviews?
Some phones were having some difficulty viewing VP8/WebM videos on some sites because of it (specifically, imgur jumps to mind).
Edit: I think updating WebViews fixes the issue
The app is Android System Webview: [link]
Here is the description from the Google Play Store:
"Android WebView is a system component powered by Chrome that allows Android apps to display web content. This component is pre-installed on your device and should be kept up to date to be sure that you have the latest security updates and other bug fixes."
Ich meine nicht so Ransomware im Sinne von "Diese News-App kannst du nicht deinstallieren", sondern andere Komponenten. "Android System WebView" ist so ein Stück. Das ist ein Wrapper für Chrome, damit Hybrid-Apps Webinhalte darstellen können. Ob man das Ding im App Store listen muss ist eine Frage, aber wenn man sich die Bewertungen anschaut  dann findet man da dieses Schema von "Versteh ich nicht, will ich nicht verstehen, 1-Sterne-Bewertung!"
Die aggressive Werbung für Dating-Apps ist in der Tat ein Problem, ich bin da nicht auf dem Stand ob es schonmal was gab oder nicht, aber ich kann mir vorstellen, dass es da nochmal knallt. Wobei doch lovoo auch schonmal hochgenommen wurde, oder nicht?
Hmm a few other people have reported this as well. It might be something wrong with the app or it might be a problem with the android system webview which has been getting a lot of changes recently. Either way the next release will have chrome custom tabs which should help relieve this problem :) Also I'll be adding the in-app image viewer in a future update which should solve this problem for all users as well.
Reinstall "Android System Webview" if it is missing. Everything was Force Closing and then I remembered that I had this issue before. Not sure why it happens.
There's a new Android System WebView released in the past few days. Are you using that?
No idea if it will help or not, since their changelog is outdated, but it's a possibility.
There is a recent update to Android System WebView that may fix this issue.
From the changelog:
> WHAT'S NEW
>• Fixed inline video crash issues.
>• Added workarounds for graphics driver bugs which were causing some devices to hang.
Support is not dependent on RiF, it's whether your System WebView component is up to date. Gifv/WebM videos have always worked for me in RiF, but I only use Nexus devices. Your device may or may not let you update the WebView component.
This is the component that displays web content within reddit is fun. If you cannot install or update it, then you will not be able to view gifv or WebM videos. You will have to use Chrome.
Two hours in the background is quite a lot. There really isn't anything Relay itself is doing that could cause that. I suspect it might be something to do with the internal webview not pausing automatically when the app goes to the background. Can you make sure your webview is up-to-date?
If you go here (open it in the Play Store on your phone), does it show as installed?
If you flashed GApps, it should replace AOSP WebView.
I have been hearing that the latest update for Android Webview has issues. I just updated the app this morning and started having issues. I have had to force reboot my M8 about 5 times today because apps keep locking up the phone. I also have apps that will not open. The reviews for Android Webview on the play store are full of users having similar issues. Just sort the reviews by newest.
Android System WebView and Chrome aren't the same thing. I don't have Chrome on my phone and apps that needs WebView works fine.
With Android System WebView a separate app that updates through Google Play, what's the point of this? Why add a dependency on a separate app (Chrome) to your app instead of using the system component? They could add the preloading and other stuff to WebView too, the whole point on putting it on Google Play is to be able to update it with new features and security fixes.
This isn't a problem with reddit is fun, it's a problem with your version of the Android System WebView component. The "internal browser" is just a plugin (based on Chrome) built into Android that apps can call on to display websites. The updated component may require Android 5.x to install, so you might not be able to update it depending on what version of Android is available for your device.
Unfortunately it's down to Googles webview. They've been updating it a lot in the last few weeks trying to fix things but there are still issues. All of my top crashes are related to it. You can try uninstalling updates for it and see if that helps.
Supposedly CM13 doesn't include the correct version of WebView. Installing it from the google play store might fix this issue:
I know some people have complained about seeing the white screen when receiving captcha. Updating the "Android System Web View" app helped them. This is the app that PoGo uses to render websites in the game apparently.
This is just a stab in the dark. If you don't have an Android phone, disregard this post.
Do you mean this? The Play Store version gets security fixes without a ROM install. Should be part of any Android OS as well.
For anyone wondering:
> Android’s Webview, as described by Google, is a “system component powered by Chrome that allows Android apps to display web content.” In other words, Webview allows 3rd party apps to show content in an in-app browser or in an app screen that pulls from the web. It’s pretty important, and has only recently (with Lollipop) been decoupled as a stand-alone system component that can be updated as Google sees fit. And that’s important, because it allows Google to push security fixes and other enhancements without the need to push an entire system update.
Also, you can find the actual reviews and the original description here
Try upgrading webview [link]
It's Google's fault.
Try uninstalling the latest update for Android System WebView, which fucked over gifs/HTML5 video. Opening any HTML5 video or gif in any app basically causes your phone to freeze or apps to close (check out those recent user reviews of ASWV). CM12s comes with ASWV version 37 and the current version is 42, so it is perfectly fine to uninstall all updates; version 37 isn't outdated enough to really matter and works perfectly. Remember to disable automatic updates for the time being until Google fixes this bug.
Me too - since yesterday adaway stopped working.
MX PLAYER started to display ads, the only thing i remember what i updated was:
Android system webview
but i dont know if this is related.
Hi JayceZen, I recommend making sure that your device is updated and that WebView is updated as well. If the issue persists, please let me know which model of Android it is that you're using. Ty
> Standard Chrome install from the play store, android 5.0.1
> I click on a gif hoping to see a moving image instantly, it should work just like a png. These web page wrapped GIFs don't do that for me.
Chrome on Android requires you to click the play button before videos start loading (to prevent sites from running a bunch of auto-play videos and burning through your data).
It will still typically load faster because it is substantially smaller.
It also will typically play back smoother due to differences in how WebM and .gif are interpreted by the device.
> I still haven't figured out why the webm versions corrupt after the 2nd or 3rd replay, but imgur's latest ability to allow zoom at least gave me a fix for that.
That sounds like an issue with your config in particular.
I just tested this WebM and the other WebM you commented on with 7 different Android devices on various versions of Chrome and Android OS, and they all worked flawlessly.
What device are you using? Are your support libraries updated (e.g. WebView)? Are there any modifications to your device (rooted, xposed, custom ROM, custom kernel, etc.)? Is there anything non-standard about your device that may be causing this issue?
If this is actually a problem with Chrome, I'd like to get it reported upstream, especially if it affects more than one user.
Hmm did this only happen in the latest update, or was it a problem in the versions from last month? Another user has reported similar problems, also on a nexus 6p. He was running android Marshmallow 6.0.1, is this the same with you? I've been unable to replicate the problem on my 6.0.1 Nexus 7 2013.
>This sometimes seems to be associated with a temporary memory leak since my phone will slow down significantly
Well it is possible that there is a memory leak somewhere, I'll try exploring and plugging any leaks. But it might be a problem with the android system webview as it was just recently updated. In this case I can try tweaking the way app treats webViews. It might help, but I have no way to test it.
Also, in the future, you won't need to encounter this problem in the first place because the next major update will have an in-app image and video player for imgur, gfycat, youtube, etc. instead of just using a plain internal webView browser.
Different Android versions have different versions of web browsers.
The base Android browser is based on WebKit, but some manufacturers like to roll out their own custom browsers, which makes the problem even worse.
The base browser can be manually updated by installing this, but obviously you cannot rely on it, unless your website is running in a fully controlled environment.
[link] can help too, although it is not a substitute for testing on the actual devices.
I ran into this too and worked around it. I speculate that CM13 has the chromium version of WebView and doesn't include all the codecs. Anyway, you'll want this version of WebView from the play store
No, this is Google's fault, not CM12s' fault. Uninstall all updates for Android System WebView, which fucked over gifs/HTML5 video, from your phone.
Unfortunately the only options are either through the proprietary store or manual sideload.
Edit: I misread your question. CyanogenMod 13's WebView is from July 2015 (version 44), even in the latest nightly.
Check to see if you can update this app. If yes, do so. If not, uninstall updates and see if that fixes it. If it does fix it, check to see if you can use the beta version.
Android System Webview is your answer for that. Once you have that installed and enabled, it should function as you want it without needing to do anything else.
> I do not use a VPN, is that common for RiF users?
Dunno how common it is. Any public VPN would be suspect since they can do whatever to your traffic, without accountability. So we've ruled that out.
Is your Android System WebView up to date? [link] Try clearing app data & cache for that too.
this is from their store description
● If an error occurs when you try to sign in, update Android System WebView from the URL below, and then try signing in again.
I've had this too. I fixed it my switching the Webview implementation in Developer options. I first had this when my webview was set to Chrome Canary, then changing it to Android System Webview fixed it for a few months before it started happening with that as well. I'm currently using Chrome Stable as my webview and it seems (for now) to have fixed it.
> Focus is using the built in Android browser/Chrome Blink engine and not Gecko :(
Focus is using the Android System Webview which is only an updateable package since Android 5.0.
This is not intended behaviour. Can you make sure your webview is up-to-date? Can you also post your device info using the "i" button in the format bar when composing a post or comment (slide the bar to the left for more options).
Do you have this installed?
Check the webview setting under Developer Options. I have LOS 14.1 too and with Chrome and above installed I can choose from three: Chrome Stable (requires Chrome), Google WebView (the app in above link) and AOSP WebView (pre-installed system app)
I think Google WebView and AOSP WebView are pretty much the same thing.
Webview will never show up in any "open with" dialog inside apps, it is a built-in thing in the apps to use it.
Does Google+ use custom tabs instead? That's a different thing and requires Chrome.
PSA: If you're having trouble with any apps that use WebView bring unable to use it and/or crashing, you need to uninstall Android System Webview from the Play Store.
Hmm that's odd. See if you can download Android System Webview directly from the Play Store. If that still doesn't work, then you might (unfortunately) have to just do a factory reset and go from there.
That's basically chrome unless OP has a very odd android setup. Google uses the rendering code from Chrome for in app browsers, it's what that "Android System Webview" App is.
You should have Android system WebView installed on your phone. Try to uninstall updates from here:
If it works, see if updating it again is OK.
Hello, I'm also seeing the same Warning. It has only started showing up since the latest update. I installed Android System WebView from Google Play, but the Warning still remains.
As far as I can tell, the app worked well without "Android System WebView".
>Offtopic but gifv doesn't really work for mobile, or at least for me, as I have to go to the share page to actually load it.
If you're on iOS, then your problem is that iOS doesn't natively support HTML5 (as Apple has been trying to hamstring the HTML5 Video standard for years, in an attempt to continue getting patent royalties from H.264/HEVC). You can view it in a video player like VLC.
If you're on Android, then you need to update WebView, as the version that shipped with 5.0 doesn't work with imgur's implementation of WebM.
I will jump in (again lol) just to confirm it's not just baconreader. I've even left a comment in your review section on Google Play to let people know the issue. I've been drowning in emails and bad reviews from HTC One m8 users about how my app no longer opens these past days. Can't believe this issue isn't fix it yet. Anyway sort comments by newest and look here. m8 users are not very happy with Android System Webview: [link]
EDIT: Wow thanks for the gold!!! :)
I guess something like [link] or [link] needs updating. Does the device have pending app updates? Try doing those first before attempting to install Facebook.
Doesn't matter, 5.1 update download didn't install. Was probably just a coincidence that I got the update after updating that app
Update: Temp solution can be found for android 6 by updating Google Webview app.
"untested" Possibly for IOs at [link]
> Because Chrome on Android is kept up-to-date pre-Lollipop
If it's about backwards compatibility, that's one thing.
> this feature can work with any web browser app that supports it, not just Chrome.
That's not really a reason to use it instead of WebViews though. And it forces other browser developers to include it if they want to use it.
> But mostly because mobile versions of websites (and websites in general) tend to work better in Chrome than a WebView, mainly because Chrome is one of the main browsers web devs test/design for in the first place.
WebView is based on Chrome, so that shouldn't be it.
> Android WebView is a system component powered by Chrome
I just don't see the point of it. They can update WebView to make it as fast as Chrome, with preloading and similar, and a back and reload interface shouldn't be difficult for an app developer to include in their app.
I prefer a WebView or a button to open it in my proper browser.
Sorry for the late reply! I meant this.
I like many features of Chrome, but I tend to use Firefox due to the open nature of it's development and a non-tracking organization behind it. I do know of the recent mayhem with Mozilla and Firefox's intrusive feature, yet I have high hopes for that foundation.
Redreader probably uses Webview for the sidebar. ROMs usually use an old AOSP version.
You can try updating it or freezing/uninstalling it and installing the Google Play version if you are on Marshmallow or later. You can even try installing it alongside AOSP. In my case Redreader uses the newer version.
So I see quite a few of these posts and its a few days after you made this but here:
Install Google System Webview.
Next go to your phone's Settings > About Phone > Software Information and find the area that lists Build Number. This will vary based on your phone manufacturer's interface design but this is approximately where you'll find it. Tap this information 7 times to enable Developer Options.
Now back out into your main settings and find the option for Webview Implementation and select Google Webview.
Now kill FFRK via your recent apps screen and restart it so it renders using the older engine. This should fix the hit targets.
Not 100% sure, but I think if you remove/disabled the Android System WebView all apps will default to your default browser, instead of opening up their in-app browser, which I think is just a slice of the Chrome browser anyways.
> It defaults to Google as a Search Engine...
But you can change that: LineageOS built-in Jelly Browser > Settings > Search engine.
>...along with its replacement webview
You can download Android System WebView from Play Store (or via Yalp store) and in Developer options > WebView implementation > it will add a Google WebView option (currently 69, same as current Chrome browser) besides the LineageOS AOSP WebView default (currently 67).
That setting choice is used by several apps including Jelly.
There are some Chromium WebView 69 updates for LineageOS 15.1 in the tubes @ the present & I guess other ones soon for 14.1 & 13.0: [link]
Downloaded Webview from the play store, and used this website to make sure it's the one being used.
Two final questions:
>Naked Browser uses the Android WebView (WebKit) that's on your device--the same one used by the stock Browser. All data requests & retrievals, all cookies, all passwords, etc. are handled by the WebView and Naked Browser does not interfere with the default behavior.
Does this mean that this browser (or any webview browser for the matter) is as secure as Chrome?
It's interesting to compare it to Android System WebView, which I assume is used by Android in the same way that Windows uses Edge's rendering engine. Rather than being baked-in, it's a separately updatable component.
Chrome is the main html rendering engine on android. If you disable it you'll need to install WebView ([link]) as a rendering engine
Those errors mean the GPU is out of memory and it looks like chromium(the webview) is the cause. Either a texture been uploaded is too big or the driver has a memory leak. Either way it's a rom/gpu driver issue.
The only other thing you can try is to make sure the webview is up-to-date.
Also try enabling google webview as shown here.
Any ideas why this works?
EDIT: Would it make more sense to keep it up to date with the version on the Play Store as it shows as not being installed on my device (although obviously it is)?: [link]
You can indeed be a tester. [Edit: If you're interested in being a tester, email Jon.]
Yeah, SAA and SLAA are good. I also like /r/pornfree.
Spin browser? Cool.
How do you remove the Google Play store? Can you still get security updates to things like WebView when it's gone?
This might have to do with the webview. Chrome OS might not have it propely supported, or you need to install another app.
I'm just guessing (haven't developed for Android extensively)
Edit: is this available to install on your chromebook? [link]
On standard Android the webview function is a standalone APK for Android 5 and 6, so you can update it on Play Store.
On Android 4 it is part of the system, nothing you can do but keep your whole mobile updated.
On Android 7 Chrome itself does that job.
I don't know if Samsung following this on stock rom, but probably.
The google webview APK just in case is this one:
Oh okay so your webview browser, that mini browser things thats integrated into apps, isn't loading the web page and is instead sending an intent to an external browser.
Check out "Android System WebView" - [link]
That thing right? It loads in there instead while still being in the app?
What happens when you tap a link in the stock messaging app? Does it load the same integrated mini browser thing?
Clearing data for that as we as cache then uninstall it and update it again.
Did you happen to do the thing that's not a good idea and disable random system processes by chance?
> I normally use the external browser but it seems to be fixed now. ��
you are able to open the original link [link] that you mentioned, without crash?
If so, I think, your webview had problem. You can try clearing its data and updating it from here [link]
I'm unsure on that, I'm surprised you went for the naked browser as it's probably the least popular one on my list. I don't like it's appearance and can't get on with it for that reason.
[link] might help fix it, if it doesn't try with Chrome/Firefox then if it doesn't work the issue is a operating specific issue :S
I personally use Chrome and Flynx, Chrome for my normal browsing (only because it syncs up with my PC and Laptop) and Flynx for any links I open from other apps so it loads in the background.
If I was looking for a new browser, I'd download them all and try each one to see what one I like.
You might have to update your 'Android System Webview'. I'm not certain, but it is possible BacconReader uses that for the embedded web browser.
Have you updated your Android Webview? ([link]) there was an issue that has since been fixed where GIFs would stop playing or wouldnt load or would crash your phone.
I had that issue with my redditisfun app to the point where I rolled back Webview to the previous version until they issued a fix
It's the standard android webview ([link]), which is basically latest verison of Chrome mobile so can roughly expect that base functionality.
Now that would be cool. Visit website, download apk, and launch. Will have to check if possible.
Webview is very trick. If you have a android v 5+ devices then it will work better. On older devices you wont be able to see it using appium / uiautomtorviewer.
On newer devices this system app is already installed. [link]
Do you have this [link] installed/enabled and updated?
Edit: This is only compatible with android 5 or higher, didn't know, thx /u/elmicha
> would you happen to know if the redditisfun app and stock browser play gifv/webm more reliably with that rom? something changed recently and I'm not certain what.
Update your webviews.
Would if I could, that's why I'm shopping ROMs.
>"Your device isn't compatible with this version"
Also, that stupid chrome cube map game in the 2nd screenshot didn't work correctly in chrome on desktop either a few days ago.
Nope, no other names. Try this link
That's really weird! I assume you've updated all google apps (especially Play services is very important from what I understand) That reminds me, do you have the newest webview ([link])? Apps might use that to view stuff, I don't know.
Also, if you're willing to do a full wipe again, try repairing it using Sony's PC Companion program, that way you can be certain you get the right image and stuff. Unless you're rooted and can't be bothered to reroot and stuff.
Best of luck!
Do you mean this? If you have Android Lollipop then it should already be installed and you simply update it on occasion. It is not for KitKat or older btw.
> Google released an Android System WebView update dated May 11, which should fix the crashing issues. You can now update to the latest Android System WebView, and it should work again. [link]
Chrome browser shouldn't open. It all should be done in a web view
What actually address is opened in chrome browser? Is it .google.com*. I guess you might be in a wrong country.
Please check whether Android System WebView app is enabled.
>Got a non-Webm? They don't work on mobile
They're designed with mobile specifically in mind.
If you're on Android, then you need to update WebView, as the version that shipped with 5.0 doesn't work with some website's implementations of WebM.
>because both my Nexus 7 and S5 can't play them.
Update your WebView.
Android handles WebM just fine.
There's a reason it's updated via Google Play now.
If you have Chrome installed that will appear there as well.
It's that small because it's just a shell for WebViews.
Make sure this is up to date. If you use an app that has its own internal browser, it probably uses this component to do it.
That's not true. The built in browser (webview) gets updated through the play store now. link.
Google play-länk: [link]
Påminner om recensionerna för WebView i Android-systemet med skillnaden att de är odelat positiva för det senare.
I was referring to the WebView app which let's Android users to directly view a site in the app rather than opening it any browser. I think it keeps running in the background even when we return back to Reddit app. The only fix I was able to find is to turn off the autoplay option on youtube (but that doesn't work for gifcat and other sites) and to force close the WebView app everytime after visiting any link (which is annoying). I hope they will fix this problem in future updates instead of uselessly increasing the app size everytime.
>I’m sure that if the problem were easy to solve the Reddit build team would have fixed it long ago.
I think they still need to check this problem from their end because 16GB is too much and I don't think that WebView alone is responsible for that.
No, since Lollipop WebView is being distributed and updated as it's own app in the PlayStore.
Try installing android system webview from the play store
That bug has nothing to do with Lollipop. It's the fault of a Google app, [link]
Uninstall the updates for Android System Webview. Lots of posts on here about it. Sounds like what you're experiencing.
> La courant de pensée actuel dans les logiciels c'est que les maj doivent être imposées, notamment pour des raisons invoquées de sécurité.
La principale raison pour laquelle l'OS des téléphones est mis à jour, c'est pour éviter la fragmentation, à savoir une grande disparité entre les versions installées sur les téléphones existants. Personne n'a envie de choisir une plateforme (iOS ou Android) pour se rendre compte que la moitié des applications du store sont incompatibles avec son appareil parce qu'il lui manque des fonctionnalités logicielles.
Google a fait un choix initial qui s'est avéré horrible mais qui a facilité l'adoption d'Android au départ : laisser les constructeurs customiser l'OS, parfois fortement et leur laisser la responsabilité de le distribuer et de le mettre à jour. Problème, les constructeurs n'ont aucun intérêt à continuer les mises à jour logicielles sur les modèles qu'ils ne vendent plus : les questions de sécurité ou de fragmentation ils s'en foutent.
On se retrouve donc avec côté Android, des utilisateurs qui se répartissent à part à peu près égales entre Nougat (2016), Marshmallow (2015), Lollipop (2014) et le reste encore plus vieux; ceux qui ont Oreo (2017) représentent un part négligeable. Côté iOS, c'est 65% iOS 11 (2017), 28% iOS 10 (2016) et seulement 7% qui ont une version plus ancienne.
Bilan, même si d'après /u/Silencement le développement iOS est plein d'emmerdes sur d'autres points, quand tu fais ton appli, elle sera très largement compatible avec le parc de téléphones installés, même en utilisant les dernières fonctionnalités de l'API. Si tu fais la même chose sur Android, d'un coup ta population cible est divisée par 4. C'est naze.
Google a rectifié le tir en détricotant Android et en mettant un maximum de choses dans des applications à part comme Google Play Services ou Android System Webview pour pouvoir continuer à les mettre à jour même quand le constructeur a cessé le support d'un téléphone.
La sécurité c'est une raison avancée, mais elle est la conséquence de la fragmentation importante et surtout elle n'est devenu une priorité que quand des failles ont commencé à être exploitées massivement. La prise de conscience a été tardive.
> A un moment il va falloir que les industriels exigent une certaine maturité des solutions logicielles, impliquant une stabilité et moins de mises à jour.
Vu les niveaux de complexité en jeu et pour ce domaine là, c'est tout bonnement impossible. Le jour où un constructeur décide d'appliquer les principes qui permettent d'avoir ce genre de niveau de qualité logicielle, il est mort, parce que ça sortira trop tard par rapport à la concurrence et avec moins de fonctionnalités. Et les gens n'achètent pas leur équipement en fonction de la sécurité en général.
You can also install the newer Android System Webview from the Play Store. Not sure why it isn't getting bundled in ROMs.
Make sure your Android System WebView is up to date.
This is an issue with Android system webview, not relay. Go here [link] and delete and reinstall it.
Have you tried rotating the screen to landscape and back to portrait while having the keyboard out or updating Webview?
It seems to work for me, I think your problem might be resolved by downloading webview from the play store. [link]
Update / install
update this [link]
and chrome on your phone if you using nougat or later
latest version is 67.0.3396.87
Why don't you update it and let me know if it fixes the issue.
Updating to the latest version of Android System Webview should take care of that
No regular webview installed as a system app?
Under 50 MB.
Try installing this if it isn't already.
Check out the reviews on the Google components that you update through the app store. Webview is my favourite
Update the WebView if you are on Android and it will probably work. It worked for me.
Try updating your device's Android System WebView App - I have TWC and this worked for me.
I fixed this issue by installing: [link]
I just got it too, and I think it's possibly related to the WebView package [link], which got updated recently. That'd certainly explain why this is the first time I'm seeing a crash (on my Nexus 6P).
Hi please make sure you have the latest Android System WebView: [link]
Updating your Android System WebView will likely fix the issue.
Is your Android System WebView up to date?
~~Perhaps update webview [link]
Try uninstalling the latest update for Android System WebView, which fucked over gifs/HTML5 video.
Try updating WebView here: [link]
>It could default to DDG, for example.
Bromite also defaults to Google but offers more search engines choices compared to Jelly. ;)
I added the Bromite F-Droid repository as a third-party repository, downloaded & installed both Bromite browser & vanilla Chromium browser, used them, hard rebooted and this did not work:
>The Bromite webview extends the privacy enhancements and ad blocking into these other apps.
As the Bromite SystemWebView is not added as an extra option in Developer options > WebView implementation for LOS 14.1 so I don't see how Jelly or other apps can use it.
Bromite repository's Vanilla Chromium also does not add any option.
Edit: I did not try yet replacing the /system/app/webview/webview.apk as described in Bromite's Installing SystemWebView but obviously it would not survive a LineageOS update.
Installing Google's Chrome browser does add a Chrome stable option in WebView implementation. But disabling Chrome like I do most of the time removes it hence why I installed Android System WebView as a sticky extra option.
In Bromite > Settings > I disabled AdBlock as I use system wide host file ad blocking via AdAway, currently using PerfectSlayer's more recent version here or here - sorted by newest first because my S3 i9300 is rooted but it's still quite laggy/choppy scrolling compared to Jelly.
>...I choose to limit the private data Google slurps...
I agree with that. In Settings > Google some stuff can be done to limit data collection but obviously not all of it if you are a Google Play Store or any app made by Google user.
FYI there is a thread in the Android Apps subreddit by Bromite's dev here: DEV - Bromite Browser - Chromium + adblocking and enhanced privacy
Anyway, thanks for the pointer.
Good article! Thank you for writing it.
I noticed one typo: the word "booko".
Your article's pure-blue text is a bit awkward to read. Navy blue text, or even black text, would be better. Nowadays, modern Web browsers recognize a rich set of color names, including MidnightBlue, DarkBlue, and navy.
In your article, you mentioned a magazine app which allowed you to get to YouTube. I assume this is because the magazine app included a WebView. This is a widget which can display arbitrary web pages.
On Android 6.x or below, WebViews are drawn by the WebView app; it's preinstalled on every Android phone.
If you have Android 7.x or better, and Chrome 51 or better, WebViews are usually drawn by Chrome, but you can change this.
I'm not sure whether or not it's possible to disable the WebView app. But you can definitely use an app locker to lock your magazine app.
The closest Firefox-based equivalent to WebView is GeckoView.
Your Reddit post, above, contains a slight formatting mistake.
Nowadays, I use a smartphone so old that it can't access Wi-Fi. I also don't have a data plan. So, I can't access unwanted websites.
If you want to do what I did, you can cancel your data plan; then, you can carry a Palm Treo, or an older BlackBerry with no Wi-Fi, or a feature phone, or a flip phone. Old-phone questions can go to /r/phones, /r/Smartphones, /r/techsupport, /r/Palm, or /r/blackberry. (Some vintage smartphones are 2G-only. You may need to switch to a carrier which still supports 2G, such as T-Mobile.)
/u/RNYCX2, do you still use Pluckeye for Android, even nowadays?
You can get it here: [link]
Did this solve the problem?
Update this and should be there as an option [link]
> How can I find out if I have one?
Have you made sure that this is updated on your device: [link]
He may need to update his Android System Webview here [link]
You need to update your Android System webview here [link]
You need to make sure Webview is properly installed.
i had that problem and the solution was to update my Web view app from playstore
You need to update your android system webview here [link]
Try downloading webview from the play store.
Link to app
It will show up on your system as Android System Webview
Do you have this app and/or is it up to date?
Did you update Android System WebView or did you simply dismiss those updates?
What version of android are you running, and have you updated WebView?
What version of Android are you running, what tablet do you have, and have you updated WebView?
Also I saw this one as well. "Please make sure your Android System WebView is up to date: [link]"
Have you updated your Android System WebView? [link]
That's just a shell for WebViews.
Please make sure your Android System WebView is up to date: [link]
A bit before nuplayers time then. Can you update android webview? It's the engine that does rendering for baconreader. [link]
My guess is it just relies on webview which is an independent component updated via the play market. Could be wrong though: [link]
The app isn't mine, but I love Android System WebView reviews:
It was pre-installed on my phone. This app
See if you can update your WebView to the latest version here:
Yup, they uploaded an updated WebView to the Play Store. (Which im using)
That's not true anymore [link]