1. AC Question's Avatar
    got this dumb-phone as a gift (Moto g 3rd gen). Only to find out you can hardly do ANYTHING unless you create/log-in to a google account. I HATE anything Apple and I loathe GOOGLE. Their relentless need to control every single thing is a total downer! My old flip phone did not need any kind of account to use the simple appointment calendar! I read there are better apps I can use, but again, the ONLY way to get even a FREE app is to log-in to my google account! IS Anybody ever going to make it so we can use these things without becoming a google-owned slave!?
    05-24-2016 04:13 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central.

    That's the nature of the world of smartphones nowadays. Every platform has its own app store and requires an account to use it. Android requires a Google account for Google Play Store. Apple requires an account for App Store. Microsoft requires an account for the Windows Store.
    05-24-2016 04:20 PM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    Um, no. Thanks.
    05-24-2016 05:08 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Your old flip phone had a calendar that could only be read by that phone - no sharing with another phone. We can share cloud accounts, files, contacts, just about everything now (which may or may not be a good thing), but to do that the phone has to be connected to some server. (You can't even send pictures with a text without that - the old phones were tied to the carrier's servers for that, and the new ones still are.)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-24-2016 06:08 PM

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