Just got the Note 8 a few weeks ago when I saw it on sale and loving it but having some issues with the most recent round of updates to some Google apps. Looked through the threads but did not see anything regarding this so apologies if it has been covered.
This started with the update to Google Search (Google Now) a week or so ago. Once it updated I couldn't use google search or open google now, it would always force close. I unistalled the update and it worked again. Later it reinstalled and now the updated version is working.
Then came the update to Google Chrome. Same thing, Chrome begins to open but before it fully loads it force closes. Unfortunately reverting and then getting the updates again hasn't helped on this one.
Finally, I got the Google Keyboard update last night and this one was even worse. I had Google Keyboard set as my default and not only would it not open up and kept giving me force close errors it also seemed to really hurt system performance. It took two or three touches to get anything to respond. I went in and disabled the Google keyboard and system performance returned to normal.
Has anyone else seen these types of issues? Is there something I need to do to resolve them? I can live without the keyboard but really missing Chrome.
(Note 8 is completely stock, no root)