From Android Lollipop 5.0, Google started pushing an app called “Android System Web View”, which they periodically update the device web view. Since Apache Cordova / Adobe PhoneGap is well adopted for building cross platform Mobile apps, this will have significant impact on the apps we’ve already built!
If you’re a Hybrid app developer and supporting Android 5.0 Lollipop & above versions, it’s worth to keep an eye on these updates and test your apps often.
It’s highly recommended to subscribe Chrome Canary beta channel – Android System WebView beta to get the updates early and act accordingly.
You can join Google+ WebView beta community to get latest updates. Android System WebView is supported on Android Lollipop 5.0 & above versions.
How to uninstall the Web View update –
Tap on the Settings icon.
Scroll down and tap on Apps or Application Manager.
Look for Android System WebView under Downloaded page.
Tap to open the info page.
Now click on UNINSTALL UPDATES button. This will reset the web view.
NOTE: It’s a temporary solution till you work out a fix for it. If any of your existing app is breaking in the production, you can quickly ask them to uninstall the Android System WebView update.
Hope it helps!