Update: It’s working again (as of 6.15am Tuesday 30 August).
It’s the almost forgotten service, Google Now On Tap, the service that will contextually grab data from what you’re doing at the time and give you information, or perform functions like add a calendar entry automatically – but it seems to be down.
Several people are reporting that Google Now On Tap is giving an error ‘Google Now Can’t be reached at the moment’. It’s only Google Now On Tap, with Google Now, the card based interface filled with information about weather, stocks and more, still up and running.
It appears that Google has now status for Android services such as Google Now or Now on Tap on their service status board – with all other Google services reporting as green.
It’s not clear how long the service outage will last, but it’s down for the moment and we’ll follow up with Google to see if there is any issues currently affecting the service.