Google apologized Friday after the Internet giant’s widely used free email and an array of other services were disrupted by apparent software woes.
“Earlier today, most Google users who use logged-in services like Gmail, Google+, Calendar and Documents found they were unable to access those services for approximately 25 minutes,” Google engineering vice president Ben Treynor said in a blog post.
“For about 10 percent of users, the problem persisted for as much as 30 minutes longer.”
Google did not disclose the full extent of the Gmail glitch but the brief outage was believed to have affected millions of people, including those using the service at work.
Complaints were posted online from Europe, Canada, the United States and elsewhere.
An online Google Apps tracking dashboard, which indicated that a dozen services