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Android system Webview installed but not used by apps

I downloaded and installed the latest version of android system WebView from the app store on my android tablet (running 5.0.2). But apps still go on using the old webview version (39.0.0.0). How ...
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CM13 on Nexus 9: Any app that internally opens a webpage or otherwise uses System WebView crashes

CyanogenMod 13 nightlies on Nexus 9 with Gapps installed. I've been dealing with a persistent issue where any app that uses Android System WebView will crash. This means that any app that opens a ...
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How to avoid / troubleshoot on-page refreshing bug in Chrome for Android?

I've been experiencing a bug since the upgrade to Lollipop, perhaps even earlier, where the current tab refreshes while I'm looking at it. This has been very difficult to find info about, because of ...
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Android WebView upgrade/degrade issues

I'm using an Android application utilizing system WebView. After Android OTA upgrade up to 6.0.1, WebView's major version was 47. As far as I have had some issues with this version (specifically, ...
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Update WebView system component on KitKat

does anyone know a way to update the WebView system component on KitKat. I'm running 4.4.4, I think people get updates in Google Play in Android 5.0 and above but I would like to update it on KitKat ...
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Need some clarification on Developer Settings

We have a bespoke app that uses a WebView to play some locally stored CSS animations. I'd like to get full clarification on whether the following Developer options can have any impact on the ...
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No passwords stored in Webview

I have an ASUS tf101. Have rooted it and installed SQLite Editor. Have found the Webview file. There is listed some web adresses, but under passwords the fields are blank. I desperately need one of ...
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What is the use of Android System WebView?

I have seen some Android phones where this application comes installed on the device. What is the use of this application? (Click image to enlarge) Does installing this app have any advantage on ...
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What does 'sandboxed' webview actually mean?

I keep hearing the argument for Tinfoil for Facebook(vs mobile site) that it is sandboxed. What does it actually mean? what can websites access on normal web browsers that they can't on isolated ...
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Unable to find Android WebView in Google Play store

A recent Chromium blog post contains a screenshot of a Google Play store page for the "Android System WebView". I am unable to find this page. I have tried searching the Play Store on my Nexus 7 ...
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Saving a Web page for offline viewing [duplicate]

I am using Sony Xperia Z with android 4.3. Is there any way I can save Web pages on my device to view it offline. Will it require an app? If yes, any free app for the purpose.
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Does a malicious android WebView break the DoubleSubmittCookie countermeasure against CSRF? [closed]

Initial situation: A RESTful webservice defends against CSRF attacks by using the double submit cookie approach. This means that the authentication token gets submitted twice and verified at the ...
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How to get rid of this orange highlighter

Recently I've noticed a really annoying orange highlighting feature that I can't find a way to get rid of. It usually appears in the default browser and apps that use webview (websites that act like ...
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Get data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db from backup.ab

I followed Nikolay Elenkov's method of unpacking backup.ab. Is it possible to get data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db from backup.ab?
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How to know if a webview is using https

As a user, is there a way to know if the page displayed in a webview inside an application is using https or not?
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why big sized images.show at low resolution in webview?

Example: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/up_goer_five.png Opening that xkcd comic will show it in such a lower resolution on my nexus one that i can't even read the text. Edit: This happens regardless ...
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Can deleting stock web browser cause problems?

I want to disable or delete stock web browser because I don't use it. Can it cause problems? For example, if its used as embedded rendering engine in other apps (like IE is used in Windows apps), they'...