Sep 19th, 2012 publishUpdated   Sep 20th, 2012, 12:48 am

Okay, maybe not panic but definitely confusion. If you’re currently the owner of an Android smartphone or tablet (and why wouldn’t you be?), you may have noticed your device prompting you about a “sign-in error” for you Google account. Attempting to follow the onscreen “touch to sign in to your account” directions will fail and take you back to the error screen.

But don’t freak out, everything seems to be working as normal. Apps can still be download and updated from the Play Store, but Gmail seems to no longer be syncing. We’re not sure what the issue is, but we’re confident Google is hot on the case and everything will be fixed up shortly. For ROM flashers who were ready to wipe or flash a new ROM — STAHP.

Update: Thanks to the amazing hive mind that is our Phandroid readers, it looks this could be related to Jelly Bean’s Google Now app. Upon opening the app, users will be greeted with a “no connection” toast message despite a full WiFi or data connection. Whether this is the root of the problem, or simply a result of it, we’ll keep digging.