This is some crap.... but I figured it out.
I joined this forum because I read it all the time..... and because I have to provide a response to this.
I "tried" to get into the google menu, as well as the browser menu, but it kept force closing before I could do anything..... crap.
You "can" go into Menu>settings> and uncheck "Use My Location"..... then Google will work.
I'm no tech saavy.... but when google tries to use your location... it force closes the browser.... I have no idea why.... but that is what is causing this.
Or..... you can do the above (uncheck "use my location")
.... Then go into your browser (google will work)
Then in the browser menu, go: Menu>more>settings>set home page
Reset your home page to something OTHER than google.... and the browser works fine.
Go back and re-check your "use my location" (I believe it serves other functions on the phone... so I want it checked)
.... and on your google phone.... don't use google until they get this fixed.... that is the solution. Use Yahoo search or something.
Even the "search" feature on the phone's main menu causes a force close..... pathetic. However... gmail appears to still work... strange
Ironic isn't it??? A google phone that force closes itself when you open up google - LOL Someone in R+D needs to be fired