Re: Personal Recommendations for Free List Compatible Email Service
On Wed, 23 Apr 2014, Richard Hector wrote:
> On 22/04/14 05:25, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> > FYI: You're
> > forced into having a gmail account with an Android phone.
> I think I have a gmail account somewhere. I've never associated it
> with my Android phone though.
> That means of course that I don't have access to Google Play or
> whatever it's called, but I'm happy enough with the apps I can get
> from f-droid.
I don't know if a Google/gmail account is really _required_ with Android
phones, but you are strongly advised (and nagged) to set up one. As you
said, without it, no OS or app updates, no app downloads, etc. So for
full phone functionality, you need one. And as I already had a gmail
account I used for business and wanted access to it from the phone, I
just used that account.