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Google account query

2: Seeker

I have just bought a Smart V8 to replace my old Apple 4.


It seems it won't let me do much unless I open a Google account.  I don't want a Google account.  Is it absolutely necessary to have one?  How do I get onto the web to search for apps etc without one?  

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17: Community Champion

You won't be able to do much with an Android phone without a gmail account much as you can't use an iPhone without an Apple ID.


You don't need to use the gmail account for anything but you will need one.


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17: Community Champion

The Google Account is very much integrated into Android phones. 

When I moved from the iPhone 6 Plus to the Samsung Galaxy s7 edge I found that the Google Account is essential. 

I know some are already concerned on what Google knows about our lifes but I find the Acco U t is unobtrusive and can be set to your own preferences on what Google can collate etc. 

Current Phone > Samsung Note 9 _512Gb > Model: SM-N960 Hybrid-Duos.

Samsung One Ui  / Pie.


Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch.

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