If you have ever wondered how usable Android phone is without having Google account, most probably you have already discovered the ugly truth – Android phone is a trap. There is no visible chance to have a smartphone (with apps and so on) without having Gmail account. Majority of Alternative Markets, like GetJar, are available only from Google Play.
Sadly, most developers publish their Android apps only in Play store. You can’t download or buy their apps from developers websites. You can’t even download APK files to your computer using fake gmail account. And when you give up and enter your Gmail credentials in your Android phone there is no turning back – you can’t just disconnect your phone from Google.
In this article I share my experience and guidelines on using Android phone avoiding Google Play store.