Have you ever felt so helpless before in all your life?



Update 3: Looks like anything connected to Google is failing. Ads. Google Play Store. Basically, it's Judgment Day, people.

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GameOver69 says:

its back up

bergeronjc says:

It's not down.

Phew. That was a rough 30 seconds there, folks.

BigDaddy3000 says:


TenshiNo says:

LMAO. Thanks, Phil. I came across this right as I was frustrated with something at work. I needed that laugh :)

BIG ACH says:

And its down again!

Most pathetic "news" ever?

n25philly says:

Go Cloud!

russell5 says:

yeah its been up and down for us

Yeah, I think it just went down again. And it's causing Chrome to crash for me for some reason.

biged214 says:

My Chrome keeps crashing too! FML

mu5icpimp says:

I'm having issues with the Play Store connection timing out. Happening over wifi and cell connection. 2 different carriers as well.

Same here. Connection timed out error for the Play Store.

mkhall says:

I just got my Nexus 7 back from warranty service, and was certain something was completely jacked up. It connected to my account, but 75% of my app downloads were throwing errors on download. I'm glad to hear it isn't just me.

But waaaahhh! I want my tablet back in service!

beelzebub says:

chrome crashes & a flash that said updated apps in the play store. related?

icebike says:

Market is having issues as well.
Either connection times out, or it shows you an empty list of installed apps.

jackmei2 says:

is that what's causing chrome to crash constantly? I can access my gmail just fine tho

mallin says:

Yup. Gmail is down and Chrome keeps crashing...

Still down for me.

tyrelian says:

maybe they are implementing new software packages to the back bone of their network,hooray for future updates!

biged214 says:

I thought this was supposed to happen on 12/21/12???

fyrfyter says:

Google is crashing 11 days earlier, to avoid the Apple rush on the 21st!

Kchitown77 says:

Keep receiving internal error when trying to load folders

Chrome is probably crashing for folks if you're logged in to Google's services.

prissysox says:

Chrome working for me but Gmail and market are down.

mmaestro says:

Did they try to sell some more Nexus 4s?

Gmail is back up for me.

Wude says:

Gmail up again, and with a funny message under the user avatar: "We are back"

113 says:

My Chrome kept crashing too. Worst part is I have all my class notes on Google Drive and my Final is in t-minus 5 hours. I'm kind of freaking out right now.

It's back up and running for me now.

MrSherms says:

The apocalypse has come early!!

quamdar says:

What is Google's deal lately? I have been having some serious Chrome issues with playing videos for a few weeks now, they can't seem to get Nexus devices shipped out properly, and now this.

dannyboy414 says:

Chrome kept on crashing for me (every time I tried to access Gmail). Interesting start to a monday we're having.

All good

mlacla22 says:

Kansas City must be using too many internets.

atranchina says:

I'm not seeing any of this. All of my Google services are working fine. Sync, gmail, calendar, Play store, everything. Maybe because I'm on Google Apps?

kevin5377 says:

Nope, you're just lucky. Our business is on Apps and we're experiencing issues too.

tx_tuff says:

Chrome crashed once on my computer, but have had no trouble with Gmail on computer or phone. Haven't had any problems with my phone, updating apps now.

hemihauler20 says:

No problems for me as far as Gmail or the Play Store on my HTC EVO 4G. Not the LTE, Shift, Design, or 3D. The original one folks haha...

hermond says:

No problems here, it might be because here on Europe (NL) they use other servers or something?

All is good on my end.

hopefulfarm says:

Chrome has crashed twice on me. Google Play crashed trying to load. Didn't notice Gmail issues. Weird

kb2755 says:

Fine here.


No issues here - working for me - never noticed an outage either.

icebike says:

Much of the magic in chrome syncing between devices requires access to your account on google.
If that goes wonky, then chrome, the market, gmail, GDrive and everything else suffers till its fixed. All indications are that the problem is in the Account login system, not so much Gmail alone.

The Mayans got it all wrong, the end of the world was really December 10th!!!!!

They are trying to turn on Google Wallet for the DNA

I ordered a Nexus 4 earlier, this is all my fault....

EeZeEpEe says:

Was down from the time I read the article to about 12:30 pm EST.

Iggymart says:

It's not down. Is this some sort of joke?

JobiWan144 says:

Apparently it's not down for everyone. Gmail loads just fine for me. The only thing out of the ordinary is a message at the top letting me know that Gmail's Android and iOS apps for an update. Presumably they're referring to the one they released a week ago.

Edit: I just synced everything on my EVO LTE, and it all worked.

amnigo says:

Google services have been working fine for me all day...

black.rhino says:

My entire life flashed before my eyes. Google is now in control. The small blip was Google becoming self aware. It's been a dish, gents.

BobJones19 says:

Here in New Mexico Google has been working all day; services, apps, and sites.

Targon says:

People don't seem to understand that Google has servers all around the world, and even if SOME servers are having problems, not all will. This is why it works sometimes, and not others, because the server you are connecting to MAY be different between attempts to connect.

So, for everyone besides Google employees, there isn't anything we can do.

taylorsaysso says:

The end of the world is next Friday. But based upon the epic fail of the Play Store lately, Google is practicing for the apocalypse early to be prepared for the potential for survival next week. Failure doesn't come without practice, my mum always said.

noszero says:

It an attack by the destroyer ...and his name is UNICRON

bumpandrun says:

I haven't had a moment's problem with it all day.

Dsgcobra says:

I installed a new rom on gs3 and couldnt connect to the store thought it was a problem with the rom, but all is good

You know Chronicle.SU is a satire site, right?

Well this was supposed to be a reply to someone up there, but it got bungled up.

Hand_O_Death says:


Gator352 says:

I'd rather shove my fingers up my friends nose than rely on the cloud.

That's probably not sanitary.

lordielordie says:

was never down here.... (Google apps account)

presb4 says:

Been using Google services all day here in Alaska and it hasn't skipped a beat. Chrome, drive, gmail, gmusic, playstore are all good.

larrygeary says:

This is a taste of what will happen when The Cloud meets the Mushroom Cloud.

PittsPgh says:


This is why I don't want to rely on the Cloud services.
You never know when it turns into a Storm Cloud.


King Howie says:

Everyone at Google was too busy socking away $10B in tax shelters in Bermuda to deal with the issue lol

Bosh19 says: is working :)

radgatt says:

Google services only work for me if I manually sync them but its not doing it automatically. Chrome works as a browser but the sync is still messed up.

dahlheim says:

i missed the whole damned thing. is something wrong with me?..

BigDaddy3000 says:


I began to panic....thank god thats over.

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bacidath says:

and some dirty enlightend member took out my whole area while it was down.... just now got the notifications I was being attacked