1. PurpleGuitar's Avatar
    (Apologies if this is answered elsewhere; I searched but didn't find anything.)

    I already have a Google login, but I don't have a Gmail account. Will I need a Gmail account to use my Evo, or will a Google login with a different email be OK? I heard that you have to have a Gmail account to get things set up, but I'm not convinced that's true.

    Does anyone know the answer? Thanks.
    06-03-2010 11:11 AM
  2. crackerstyle's Avatar
    When Best Buy called me, they asked me if I had a gmail account and told me to make sure I knew the login information, so I'm guessing yes.
    06-03-2010 11:13 AM
  3. storino03's Avatar
    Yes, because that's what they use for contacts, as a troubleshooting method. I needed one for my Samsung Moment, so it seems standard, because of the whole Google Android thing.
    06-03-2010 11:13 AM
  4. BigRick10's Avatar
    (Apologies if this is answered elsewhere; I searched but didn't find anything.)

    I already have a Google login, but I don't have a Gmail account. Will I need a Gmail account to use my Evo, or will a Google login with a different email be OK? I heard that you have to have a Gmail account to get things set up, but I'm not convinced that's true.

    Does anyone know the answer? Thanks.
    I believe if you have a google login you have a Gmail. To access the android market you will need to sign in with your google login. I think you should be ok.
    06-03-2010 11:14 AM
  5. Cory Streater's Avatar
    As stated above, it's a requirement on all Android phones. You will not be able to use the phone with signing in first.
    06-03-2010 11:16 AM
  6. gstill4's Avatar
    If you dont have one make one now and import your contact and calender events. Yo have plenty of time to do it..less than 24 hours
    06-03-2010 11:27 AM
  7. Gmaxxx's Avatar
    I can just port in my usual G-Mail account i've been using on my G1 and BlackBerry right?
    06-03-2010 11:34 AM
  8. gstill4's Avatar
    That would be correct.
    06-03-2010 11:35 AM
  9. Holsum's Avatar
    If you dont want to take the time going to the site and setting one up just PM ur email address and I will send you an invite. (i am bored at work).
    06-03-2010 11:53 AM
  10. phlash's Avatar
    Bottom line......set up an account...it will make your life on android Soooooooooooooooo much easier.....
    06-03-2010 11:57 AM
  11. sYnOnYx's Avatar
    I was wondering this too, I love Gmail, I've had it for years !
    06-03-2010 12:18 PM
  12. d3xn2o's Avatar
    On the Setup Screen you should have an option to create a new account if needed... atleast thats how it was on my G1
    06-03-2010 01:16 PM
  13. ecaggiani's Avatar
    You can also use a Google Apps account. That's basically a hosted Gmail, meaning you can have "you at yourdomain dot com" as your email, but hosted on Google's mail servers. I have an account like that and it works fine for Android.
    06-03-2010 01:21 PM
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