Seems – A strange bug on Android devices has caused popular apps including Gmail, Google Chrome, and even Amazon to crash unexpectedly.
Users took to social media to try and alleviate their issues. “Gmail and regular Email application is constantly crashing”, one user wrote on Reddit.“ App stays open for 5 seconds before closing automatically. Issue consists after two restarts and cache cleans.”
Android System WebView, a system application that provides rendering services, was found to be the cause of the problem, with companies including Samsung advising that users uninstall recent updates to the software.
The issue was noted at 11:05pm UK time on 22 March, according to Google’s apps status website, saying that the company was “aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a significant subset of users”.
The problems continued until the next morning, when Google said that it had rectified the issue.