A number of users are reporting problems logging into their phone on Android smartphones and tablets, with login errors popping up. It appears that this issue isn’t due to user error–like typing in an incorrect username or password–but is a result of Google’s glitch.
Curiously, though, while various Android devices are reporting issues with logins, it appears that apps and services are working properly and still synchronizing with Google’s servers. Gmail, Google Play Store, Google Talk, and other apps and services appear to be functioning fine despite the error message.
According to Phone Arena, the issue may be related to Google Now and is affecting mainly Android 4.1 Jelly Bean users. It’s unclear if Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich users or older versions of the Google mobile OS are impacted by the error messages. On my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, I have not noticed any login error popup message as of the time of this writing. Accessing Google services through the web is also fine at this time.
There’s been a slew of user complaints on Twitter. Is anyone having any problems with logging in? If you are, post us a note along with what version of the Android OS your device is on and what device you’re using.