Android users fume as apps keep crashing – but Google insists it’s fixing it

Android users have been left fuming over issues with Google apps – but there's an easy way to fix it.

Website Downdetector is showing multiple reports across the globe of apps crashing – with two huge spikes in issues at around 9pm last night and from 8am this morning.

Users claim apps on Samsung mobiles were reportedly crashing and not opening. However, Google says it has resolved the issue for some apps.

The problem is believed to be from a system app called Android System WebView that is used to display web content.

On the Workspace Status Dashboard, Google posted: "The problem with Gmail has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support.

"Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."

To stop your apps from crashing on mobile open the Play Store app, search for Android System WebView and tap "Update" on both Google Chrome and Android System WebView on the Google Play app store.

Users are also advised to repeat the process on Google Chrome.

Android users flocked to social media this morning to discuss the app issues they were facing.

One Android user tweeted: "Seems to be a problem with @gmail app on Android at the moment – constantly crashing for me at the moment #Gmail".

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Another posted: "@gmail Hey, your Gmail app is crashing."

Google apps seem to be struggling worldwide, with reports coming in from India, Italy, the UK and France.

Google acknowledged the issue and recommended that people use the desktop interface until issues were resolved.

And AndroidCentral encouraged anyone experiencing the problem, whether on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or otherwise, to uninstall Android System WebView updates through the Play Store.

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