Google Play, Gmail, Maps and other Google services hit by global outage?

It looks like Google is experiencing some problems with lots of its mobile services, including Play Store, Gmail, and Maps.

We can confirm that, as we type this, Play Store and Google Maps do not work at all in some parts of Europe, while Gmail is also not functioning properly. When trying to access Play Store from any Android handset, we're greeted by a forever-loading (actually not loading) screen - as seen on the left. The same can be said about Google Maps. 

Further confirming the problems, Droid-life reports that Hangouts isn’t working in the US, and neither are the services that we already mentioned above.

Google didn’t announce anything about this yet, so we’re hoping that the issues - whatever their nature is - will be solved quickly. Because, you know, it sucks not having access to your email, Play Store account, or Maps.

Are you experiencing problems with Google services at the moment? Let us known in the comments below (mentioning your location is optional).

Update: Everything seems to be back to normal now, after several hours in which many users reported issues.

more at: Droid-life



1. outlawog

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

Fine in the UK, London.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea Manchester is good as well.

2. JOHNNY8573

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

steve jobs from the grave

3. fsalto98

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Not working on my gs4 and im in ohio

4. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Updating apps in the Play store right now and Gmail seems to be fine as I have new emails.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Just checked Gmail. Seems to work. In Finland

6. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Northeast PA here and services are out.

8. domfonusr

Posts: 1101; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Everything is fine if I use a computer, but my Android phone is a different story. Google services on my phone are spotty at best right now here in South Central PA. Sometimes they're up, and sometimes they're down. Using home WiFi for data on my LG Viper 4G LTE running Android 4.0.4.

9. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

While the same services work well from the phone browser, not so from the respective apps down here in Texas.

13. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

However, I noticed that they work on WiFi and for a friend on a different carrier. Perhaps it depends on which data center one gets to.

10. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Play Music stopped working for me on the way home about an hour ago. Haven't tried it since.

11. hmd74

Posts: 546; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Maybe Google is making play store work in Iran :D

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This happens occasionally when the NSA rolls out an update to Google's code.

14. TattooedMailman

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

Maps, music, hangouts, and play store not working -Philadelphia

15. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

This is bad,someone is hacking...hehehe.

16. patric

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

I could not use Google maps on Thursday

17. baldilocks

Posts: 1547; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

All good here in Delaware.

18. matty1323

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Located in Arizona, USA here and i've had a wave of issues with all the google services here as well. It's been up and down for the past few hours.

19. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Not working in the PAC NW either. Cleared cache, cleared data, uninstalled updates, switched to Wi-Fi network... All before I remembered to check the internet to see if others are having the same problem. So I can't be sure if it was my efforts or if Google fixed it on their end. Also, possibly unrelated - last night I experienced a Chrome crash on my laptop. The browser still worked, but would not connect to or perform Google searches. Could be a fairly widespread problem. It's because of glitches like these that I just don't trust the cloud.

20. gadgetsinnepal

Posts: 1; Member since: May 16, 2014

Fine in Nepal

21. HASHTAG unregistered

Hangouts was working fine for me the whole day.

22. joneslick

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

All apps mentioned working fine for me Tulsa, OK

23. alexandroid

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

works fine here in the Philippines,

24. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

No issue at all, western Canada.

25. Aviral

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 11, 2013

Experiencing same play store problem in India it takes a lot of time to load

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