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PSA: It’s not your phone or ROM, Google servers are down


Google server error sign in

Don’t freak out, it’s not your phone (or ROM). It appears Google servers are down and as many of you have already discovered, you’ll be noticing the odd sign in errors. But like we said, don’t fret. We’re sure Google’s elves will have everything back up and running in no time. In the meantime, grab a sandwich. We don’t think it’s related to tonight’s Google Play event, or tomorrow’s rumored Nexus 5 release (sorry, we had to). Speaking of, where the heck is the Nexus 5 already?

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. i guess it explains this…

    1. But it doesn’t explain your old English font. O_o

      1. excuse me sir, but it is CASTLE font, Not old english. old english is too hard to read..

        1. Just giving you a hard time. :P

          1. i know Mr. Chavez

    2. How can you possibly use this font??

      1. i just can..been using since May…i like it..i could read it without issues… we all have different tastes….

      2. It’s very halloweenish

        1. TY

  2. First GTA and now this!

    I might have to actually go outside…

    1. hahaha ^_^

  3. Thanks! Just happened to me. You saved me 30 minutes of tinkering!

  4. Wow, you guys are quick on the reporting! I was worried. :p

  5. Wow! Google! Just before your Google play event?!?!

  6. Lol aight. I was losing it.

  7. Thanks for the update. Was getting worried

  8. Thank you. I updated my rom just a minute ago and got the same message. Came here and now I know what’s going on.

  9. Well I sure picked a great time to factory reset my phone…

  10. Of all my google accounts, Only my gmail account is having issues. My google apps free accounts are working fine. They’re doing something with standard google accounts possibly.

  11. omg and i thought my rom was broken. Just wanted to flash cm 10.2 to try another rom. isn´t this a little bit weird? Right before the Google Play Event the Servers went down.

  12. Nevertheless, I’m getting ready for the apocalypse. If Google’s servers are down surely the end is nigh.

  13. hmmmmm wonder why they’re down….

  14. Geez I was just flipping out a little, every time I unlock my phone it’s been giving me that screen.

  15. This happened JUST as I unlocked my bootloader. I was flipping out.

      1. Good to know that it’s just a server crash, perhaps overloaded by NSA contact list retrievals or email sweeps.

        1. Lol it happened when . Took out my brand new Xperia z1, I was about to flip it.

          Also the downloads are pretty slow

          1. Yeah, I’ve been re-downloading all my apps and it’s taking forever. And the panic resumed when I actually bricked my device trying to root it. Flashed it back to stock and everything is right in the world.

  16. I’ve already had lunch, can I grab a KitKat instead?

  17. Good. I rooted my S4 last night and I thought I phucked up the phone.

  18. Does this include the news and weather native app? Been saying this app has stopped working all day… Galaxy nexus.

  19. Just came back up for me.

  20. Looks like its working again. Everything syncs and no screens with logins

  21. Up again.

  22. just saw this

    1. That’s from last week. Not cool…

      1. Nope. Last week there was the Nexus 5 shown on the play store

        1. Yep, and the N4 was off of the play store for some times. I saw that exact page, less the ads for the N7, and Acer C7; USA page shows HP Chromebook and N10 ads. Are you in Germany? Because that time was what made me think you were trying to pull the wool.

          1. yup im in germany. And this happened the first time here. Maybe N5 will be released, because that would be awesome

          2. That’s what I’m expecting, based on the rumbling. Also, your screen says 3 sizes, and there are only 2…

          3. Thats not my screen. Got it from one guy from g+

          4. Gotcha, well either way…

  23. I just about threw a customer’s phone through a window over this…. Then my sister in law texted me about it, and my phone did it while responding.

  24. Take a look

    1. What is this beauty?

      1. No idea. But somehow there is something happening.

  25. Chris Chavez, do you know what is going on at the Google Play event right now? Could it be related to this outage in any shape or form?

    1. Nah, it’s just a party — not an announcement — so it’s business as usual at Google.

      1. Great, Google just really knows how to mess with consumers. They’re practically ready to release the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4.

  26. i got to ask, what does PSA stand for?

    1. Public service announcemen, example: Eminem’s psa’s on his albums lol

    2. Public service announcement.

  27. I was wondering why it took me 3 times to log in my Google acct when I finally bought my nexus 7(1st gen) I know put my passwords 3 times after fail. But went it no problems now.

  28. Elves? Is that what they’re calling it guys now?

    1. Better than Goblins… or Oompa Loompas. :P

  29. I use GV as my primary #, and I couldn’t text my wife at all yesterday or even use Hangouts which we use a lot! Then after things came back up…I received an MMS from a friend (to my GV# mind you). I got the message….but no picture, but oddly enough in my email forwarded from GV was the same text with the picture he sent me! Are they getting ready for HangoutsGV integration!? I hope so!!!

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