Google releases new versions of Chrome 79 for Android and PC to fix some bugs

Chrome 79

On December 11, Google He launched Chrome 79. The new version came with news such as the new security system that checks passwords in case they have been compromised and some other improvement that made it more secure, but it seems that at least one vulnerability was still left that they have corrected in a corrective version that launched yesterday Tuesday. The new version of the desktop app is 79.0.3945.88 (full list of changes, here!).

The desktop update does not seem as important as that of Android. And is that the mobile version came with a bug that erased the data of some applications. The problem was that all the applications that had used the WebView services were formatted through the Google browser, which is why the search engine company withdrew the update until this annoying failure was solved.

Chrome 79 for Android is now safe

While the above sounds like a tragedy of biblical proportions, it really isn't: Chrome 79 didn't delete data, instead changed the storage location, so they disappeared, but they were. Simply, Chrome could not find them, but the bug is already fixed in the latest version of Chrome for Android that you can download from this link.

As we read in the release notes from Chrome 79.0.3945.93 For Android, the new version includes these new features:

  • Resolves an issue in WebView where some users' application data was not visible within those applications. App data was not lost and will be visible in apps with this update.
  • Password security - When you log into a website, Chrome can now warn you if your password was previously exposed in a data breach.
  • Virtual reality support: The WebXR device API enables immersive and online virtual reality experiences for the web.
  • Reorder bookmarks: Drag bookmarks into place or touch a bookmark's options menu and select Move Up or Move Down.

Google Chrome for PC is available at this link.


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