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Play store and Gmail crash on launch. Other Google apps don't work.
Got a Photon Q today, trying to get all my stuff set up and transferred from my Epic 4G. Contacts were easy to export and import, found an app for exporting and importing the text messages. No way to export memos but I only had 5 or 6 actually important ones so I just typed them into a text file on my computer. After copying everything from the 16 gig card in my Epic 4G I put the card into the Photon Q and erased it. (How cheap can Sprint get? No card at all with the Photon Q! At least with my business account the new phone cost $0.00. Really $0.00, not $49.95 with a $49.95 rebate.)
[b]The phone is NOT rooted yet. It's fresh out of the box and activated.[b]
The problems come along with Gmail and Play Store. Took hours for PS to see my new phone, I tried to push one of apps to it, tried to ring it, locates it etc. All fail. Gmail won't synch at all. Sat there for over two hours before it finally gave up. I have less than a dozen messages on my Gmail account, synch should be practically instant.
Now neither Play Store nor Gmail will launch. They start up then instantly stop. Play Store did work for a while but didn't show that I had any apps. Trying Google Talk (which I am not going to use, ever, will see if it can be removed after I root it, as I did on my Epic 4G) to see if it works and... nope! Just sits there on loading accounts. It's all tied into google+ so it should work, but the google+ app can't contact the server.
Internet over the cellphone connection *is working*, I can use Chrome and web surf just fine, so it's not an issue with that not working. All the Google apps *should* be able to contact the servers.
I got an Android (4.0.4) tablet a couple of months ago and all of this "Just Worked" without a hitch over WiFi.