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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 and keep using this OS as it runs smoother for me, I'm sure there is a way to do this, can anyone help? The Webview on KitKat has some horrible bugs..

Thanks!

  • Did you go to playstore and install it? – xangua Dec 31 '15 at 17:46
  • I tried, but it says that it is not supported for my device, I think that only works for Android 5.0 and newer. – eXistenZ Jan 1 '16 at 18:54
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In Android 4.4 the webview component cannot be updated from the Play Store - it is fixed to version 30.0.0.0 (and 33.0.0.0 in 4.4.3). This was changed in Android 5.0:

https://developer.chrome.com/multidevice/webview/overview

In Android 5.0 (Lollipop), the WebView has moved to an APK so it can be updated seperately to the Android platform. To see what version of Chrome is currently used on a Lollipop device, simply go to Settings < Apps < Android System WebView and look at the version.

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