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Google Explains Decision to Leave 930 Million Android Handsets Unpatched


Don’t expect a patch for WebView in pre-KitKat Android devices

If you own an Android handset running a version of the open source operating system that predates Android 4.3 KitKat, you won’t be the recipient of a patch for WebView, a component of Android that developers use to display web content in their apps. WebView is also the backbone of Android’s built-in browser in all versions up to KitKat. Nevertheless, Google won’t spend time plugging up …read more

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