PDF not working on mobile client Chromebook

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Steps to reproduce

Powerwash Chromebook
Install Obsidian from Playstore or Apk
Create empty vault
Add a PDF to vault
Try to view PDF in Obsidian or use ![[]] to add inline

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Expected result

PDF opens in Obsidian window or inline in a note

Actual result

PDF is not displayed. Only blank screen is shown if opening pdf or blank rectangle if inline in a note.


Operating system: android 9 (Google ASUS Chromebook Flip C101PA)
Obsidian version: 1.4.6 (105)
API version: v1.3.3
Login status: not logged in
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Additional information

I’ve tried old versions on the apk and developer mode on Chromebook. It used to work a few days ago.
Works on mobile phone and Linux desktop

This chromebook may be too old. Which version of chrome webview runs on it?

Hi. How do I tell which webview version it is? The device is still receiving updates.

The strange thing is that it was working up until a few days ago.

I found it.

webview version 68.0.3440.91

See if you can update it to something more recent. Nothing we can do about it.

Do you know the minimum version required?

@WhiteNoise thanks for your help. I manged to get Android Play store to update on the Dev channel and webview is now updated. PDF working again! :slight_smile:

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