It took a while but they finally figured out a way to force people to buy newer phones and tablets. This webview update,
that the article should have named "Android System Webview" instead to stop people from installing someone else's webview app, is not really compatible with older Android versions. My 4.4 tablet for example, is not compatible. I still need to look at my other older devices, but I have this nagging feeling that the result will be the same.
Since the manufacturers will never update anything older than one year, and Google's updates are not compatible with older OSes, we're just sitting ducks ala W98 and W2k.
So if you're happy with your hardware, the only solution for this problem is to stop entering any passwords on your browsers. I'm sure there are other browsers using webview as well.
But how about other apps? Are non-browser apps be using webview as well?