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Gmail takes the day off to celebrate Android's fifth birthday

If you're experiencing problems accessing your Gmail account or receiving mail in a timely manner this evening, you're not alone. Some Google services, mainly Gmail, Calendar and Google Drive, seem to be both herping and derping at the time of writing.

Google downtime is pretty rare, and we're sure any outage affecting such prominent services will be looked into swiftly. For what it's worth, the Google apps status page lists Gmail as experiencing an outage, and Drive as being disrupted.


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mike340t says:

OH no's.. I'm just glad my Play music is working in the office!

This...Music is going, that is what is important ;P
My coworkers are freaking out, but I kept telling them the emails will eventually make it the recipients, just give it time. Patience isn't their strongest quality.

Good OL MC says:

There are about to be a lot of tech writers hopping on Twitter.

mzanette says:

Seems fine to me here in Canada.

y2whisper says: for more?


@y2whisper Yeah, I'm confused about that one, too lol.

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Just now got (24-sep-13 00:47AM) the email sent by my friend on 23-sep-12 09:18PM here in India...

K White1 says:

My Gmail seems to be working fine.

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Synycalwon says:

Google apps status page linked in the article above is from August.

The current status can be found here:

Mll4eveR. says:

Seems like everything works fine here in NYC.

Quikstep says:

Not for me. Emails are coming in 4 hours after they were sent.

bluesun3030 says:

Less than 50% of users are affected, FYI.

glazedfaith says:

Must be localized. I've not had any interruption of the website or the service.

mzanette says:

Yep, I've just sent and gotten replies to 3-4 emails in the last 10 minutes since reading this story.

quailallstar says:

Another reason why I like SD card storage vs. cloud even though I use both.

Right, because having your old email stored on an SDcard is really going to help you get new email as they are sent to you when Google is having sync issues.

FailDeadly says:

Because Gmail was the only service affected, right? If you're going to be snarky, at least be right.

But what does that have to do with things being saved to the SD card versus... say internal storage? I think I am missing the point here.

rap1 says:

I would guess that the poster means files stored on Google drive might not be available as opposed to having them stored on an SD card. Many devices the internal storage is too small for some people.

Right well.. SD card fails you lose everything. Google Drive is down, but your files are safe. Goes both ways.


Mikey47 says:

Your link of "More:" means this is just a joke, right?!?

You can't seriously believe you would get honest appraisal from Microsoft of how good/bad Google's services are, do you?!?

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Mikey47 says:

Why can't I reply to some of the comments above? Seen this on other articles too, what's the dealio?

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NoNexus says:

Happens to quite a few people including me.

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atrixfll says:

South florida here...

gmail is delayed approx 2-3 hours ...not fun.. when I depend on it

patstock11 says:

Can this have anything to do with the "check in" Google services 11m wake lock Igot today? II've never seen it

dchawk81 says:

I'm kind of enjoying the quiet. :-D

Of course this happens 4 days after I start using Drive for a collaborative budget document we are preparing with our branch offices. I'm bettin its our fault. ;-) Only so much padding Drive can accommodate.

Jlav78 says:

Mines working good apart from refunding an in app purchase but it might just be taking time to refund

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hmmm says:

My hotmail account is forwarding to me gmail and neither email I received to hotmail a couple hours ago forwarded. Seems I am struck with the issue.

MrJazz says:

The downside of Cloud storage.

brannan.f says:

Happy 5th Birthday Android

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NoNexus says:

Took me awhile to get into the store

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jackwagon06 says: company migrated today with the new IT department setting us up with google accounts.....wondering why none of us are getting emails.....cant sync folders, emails 4 to 5 hours afterwards. Not very google like

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neonworm says:

What do they mean by being disrupted?

someguy01234 says:

Just take a break from RayWilliamJohnson and lolcats for a day.

percistratus says:

For a few days I have been experiencing problems Searching for apps in the Play Store. Any search query returns no results even for apps which I'd previously installed

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