Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Tech
  • Municipal Corporations 9/10
  • TRS 8
  • INC 0
  • BJP 1
  • AIMIM 0
  • OTH 0
  • MUNICIPALITIES 114/120
  • TRS 96
  • INC 9
  • BJP 3
  • AIMIM 2
  • OTH 4
Refresh Data
News18 » Tech
1-min read

Google Chrome 79 Update For Android is Halted After Users Reported Data Loss

Installing the Chrome 79 on an Android phone resulted in the loss of data and files that ideally should have moved along from Chrome 78.

Trending Desk

Updated:December 16, 2019, 12:47 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Google Chrome 79 Update For Android is Halted After Users Reported Data Loss
Installing the Chrome 79 on an Android phone resulted in the loss of data and files that ideally should have moved along from Chrome 78.

Google has hit a major snag with a software update. The latest Google Chrome 79 web browser update for Android phones has had to be halted after a major bug was discovered with the software. Installing the Chrome 79 on an Android phone resulted in the loss of some data and files that ideally should have moved along from the Chrome 78 update that was being replaced. However, that did not happen. At this time, it is clear that this issue only affects the Chrome 79 web browser for Android phones, and Chrome for the Apple iPhone or iPad does not have this bug.

Google has addressed the issue and halted the rollout for Chrome 79. A Chromium engineer took to Google threads to issue a public statement. He wrote, “We are currently discussing the correct strategy for resolving this issue which will be one of: a) continue the migration, moving the missed files into their new locations. b) revert the change by moving migrated files to their old locations. “We will let you know which of these two options have been chosen soon.”

The bug was said to have occurred during the update process from Chrome 78 to Chrome 79. In fact, in a bug report filed last week, Google developers confirmed that they forget to move the contents of localStorage or WebSQL into the new Chrome 79 directory. It is to be noted that localStorage and WebSQL are storage mechanisms, which allow a website or web app to store data on a user’s device. These are especially used by mobile app developers. When Google started rolling out Chrome 79 update, the apps lost access to all the files and data saved inside the old Chrome 78 localStorage and WebSQL folders.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results