Even Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) isn’t immune to technical difficulties. There appear to be some problems with Google Docs, Gmail and Google Presentations. You might remember the search giant experienced an outage back in July which affected Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google Plus.
Google’s Apps Status Dashboard shows a problem
It should be noted that this time around though, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has the issues listed as “service disruptions” rather than “outages,” according to its Apps Status Dashboard. The company provides a tiny bit more information on the dashboard, showing service disruptions for the three services. Service disruptions are listed with a different color code on the dashboard.
Under the listing for Google Docs, the company states, “The delivery of some messages is being delayed and attachments may fail to download.” The company estimates that less than .024 percent of Gmail users are being affected. That was as of 12:43 p.m. Eastern, and it stated that an additional update would be provided by 1:45 p.m. Unfortunately I appear to be in that .024 percent of Gmail users since it doesn’t look like my messages are being delivered
There are also updates on the disruptions affecting Google Docs and Google Presentations, although the company provided less information for those two disruptions. It just states that it is “continuing to investigate this issue” and will provide another update by 1:45 p.m. Eastern.
Status listings for Google
At this point, DownrightNow does list a problem with Gmail, although Isitdownrightnow has not detected a problem with the service. Since Google is estimating that such a small number of users have been affected by the Gmail service disruption, it might make sense for the two sites to return different results.
In the outage which hit Google back in July, the company said it affected users in George, West Virginia and North Carolina. It wouldn’t be a surprise if today’s service disruptions were also geographical in nature.