Where’s our data, Google? Chrome 79 update ‘a catastrophe’ for Android devs with WebView apps

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A change to the location of profile data in Chrome 79 on Android, the new version rolling out now, means that applications using the WebView component lose data stored locally. “This is a catastrophe; our users’ data are being deleted as they receive the update,” complained one developer.

Google said it has halted the rollout, which is estimated at 50 per cent of devices. The problem appears to stem from a change to the location of profile data in Chromium, the open source project on which Google Chrome is based.

[Source: The Register]