- Just try logging in. After the transition, it might let you in even without Gmail. If it still gives you the "does not use Gmail" error, try the following steps.
- Perhaps you could find one of your friends who has a Gmail account, have him or her log in, wait for the device to download and install the update, remove the Gmail credentials from the phone, and enter your own non-Gmail Google Account credentials.
- Buy a new phone. The Google Play transition happened in March 2012, between Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" and Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean 1", and you should be ready for a new contract by now.
That copyright will expire next year.
That depends on whether the legislature pulls a Sonny Bono and extends the general term of copyright for another few decades before the end of the year.
The one I'm waiting for is the decoupling of Gmail from Google Play.
That happened when Android Market became Google Play. In the Android Market days, logging in to Android Market with a non-Gmail Google account sent the user to the Gmail registration process: "firstname.lastname@example.org does not use Gmail. Add Gmail to your Google Account." But around the time it became Google Play Store, and certainly by the release of the first-generation Nexus 7 tablet in mid-2012, Google started letting non-Gmail Google Account holders sign in to Google Play.
But there's all sorts of simple instructions like "no onions" you can tell a clerk that you can't tell a computer. If you go to Whopper Lab you can see all the options
Doesn't the existence of Whopper Lab mean you can tell a computer?
I generally prefer an expanding/alternate dialog
Until you use a 10" screen. They were common in the netbook era but have since returned on laptops like the Transformer Book by ASUS and Aspire Switch by Acer. Some dialogs don't fit and I have to use the window manager's keyboard shortcuts to move the top of the window above the top of the screen to see the OK button. Or by "alternate" do you mean more tabs?
Why would anyone other than a hedgefund manager care about this?
Because it may influence whether Sega decides to port Sonic the Hedgefund Manager to Android or keep it console-only.
Don't people just drag MP3's from their computer to their phone in Windows Explorer? I don't understand the need for music transferring software.
If you want to transfer only the subset of your MP3 collection contained in a specific set of playlists, then you may need software to construct the copy job, even if it's just a shell script that parses the m3u files. And until very recently, you needed to install software to connect an Android 4.x phone to a PC because some operating systems didn't come with MTP automounting.
you can disable any android app from running ever and from showing up in the launcher
But without rooting, you can't recover the gigabytes occupied by this preinstalled bloatware that you could otherwise have been using to store music and e-books.
Then please, please stop buying branded phones from operators.
Good luck getting any service that way if the only cellular carriers with a usable signal in your area are CDMA2000 carriers like Verizon and Sprint. I'm under the impression that they won't just sell you a CSIM for an unbranded CDMA2000 phone.
I'm sure they would prefer to let the market decide that bloatware is bad.
Then why doesn't Google let the Android Market decide by including a line in the CDD stating that if you include X, Y, or Z your phones won't get Google Play Store? Google already does that for certain variants of multi-window mode because Google wants to enforce an all maximized all the time use model even if your 10" tablet is as big as two Nexus 7s or four Nexus 5s.
"Overrated"? I must have hit an iOS fan's nerve.
get a better job
Is your company hiring?