PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 14: In this photo illustration, the logos of the applications, YouTube, Google Earth, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Hangouts, Google, Gmail, Chrome, Drive, Google Earth, and Chrome are displayed on the screen of an iPhone on December 14, 2020 in Paris, France. A global bug has affected Google services since midday. An unprecedented incident: most Google services, including YouTube and Gmail messaging, experienced a major global outage on Monday, December 14 at midday. Google indicated on its dashboard accessible online that all its services were affected, and this for
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上月因 WebView 引起的 Gmail、Google Pay、銀行 app 等多款軟體廣泛跳錯的問題,還真是給用戶帶來了不小的困擾。當時 Google 緊急上架了修復更新,時至今日他們終於對成因進行了解釋。在新發佈的狀態報告中,Google 提到是一個 WebView「實驗性、配置技術中的臭蟲」導致了依賴它打開網頁的 app 出現錯誤。

為了以防未來再給用戶造成類似的麻煩,Google 會為 WebView 引入一個新的「安全模式」,它會在遇到問題後將 app 恢復到之前的正常狀態。除此之外,Google 還會加快 Play 商店中 Chrome 和 WebView 的更新節奏,並將加強對 app 的審核,以及在出現問題時和使用者進行更多的溝通。對於那些因此事無辜受到用戶投訴的商家和開發者,Google 稱會與自己的夥伴加緊合作,盡快確定事件影響和解決方案。