1. George Fragkistas's Avatar
    I am setting up my new 7 pro. I am not able to find any email stock application. Unless I am missing the obvious, I am forced to use Gmail. I am also surprised with the phone coming with nothing pre-installed.
    06-24-2019 05:12 PM
  2. Fr0gburp3r's Avatar
    I couldn't find a stock email app either so I just installed Email from the Play Store.
    06-24-2019 05:14 PM
  3. George Fragkistas's Avatar
    Quite disappointing, specially after all the positive reviews, phone comes without a single app except a Google bundle with their basics.
    06-24-2019 05:51 PM
  4. Fr0gburp3r's Avatar
    I didn't like the stock messaging app either because it doesn't display names in group chats so I install Textra from the Play Store.
    06-24-2019 05:57 PM
  5. George Fragkistas's Avatar
    Me too. I think the phone goes back tomorrow.
    06-24-2019 06:01 PM
  6. RaRa85's Avatar
    You're going to return a phone for not having pre-installed apps? Tough crowd. Wouldn't you rather download the apps YOU want on your device? You do realize a lot of those pre-installed apps are called bloatware right?
    Zobbyb and cert15z like this.
    06-24-2019 10:30 PM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You're going to return a phone for not having pre-installed apps? Tough crowd. Wouldn't you rather download the apps YOU want on your device? You do realize a lot of those pre-installed apps are called bloatware right?
    Native email, messaging, and other common apps are not usually considered bloat ware but I still wouldn't return it because they weren't supplied and I had to install my own. It would be a different story if Android native apps were integrated like the way IOS does it but I don't see an issue having to install your own apps especially since native apps aren't always best.
    06-24-2019 10:55 PM
  8. RaRa85's Avatar
    Native email, messaging, and other common apps are not usually considered bloat ware but I still wouldn't return it because they weren't supplied and I had to install my own. It would be a different story if Android native apps were integrated like the way IOS does it but I don't see an issue having to install your own apps especially since native apps aren't always best.
    But most people especially reviewers complain about duplicate apps and such especially on Samsung phones and they usually get lumped into the bloatware category.
    06-24-2019 11:01 PM
  9. DFranch's Avatar
    Didn't it come with Gmail? Isn't that the default email app? I don't remember installing it, although the play store might have done it. before I realized it was missing. I prefer gmail to the default email apps on most phones.
    Rukbat likes this.
    06-25-2019 08:01 AM
  10. George Fragkistas's Avatar
    Taking it back was figure of speech. I am though negatively impressed with the lask of email app. Gmail is not usable for me as I have 12 mailboxes. Will download bbr hub probably.
    All my apps have been transferred from the other phone. Nevertheless selling a premium phone with bear minimum apps is bad sryle.
    06-25-2019 08:58 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    There are many decent email client apps on the web (like Blue Mail, Aqua Mail, etc.), if you don't like Gmail. Personally, I never use stock Email apps (which often can't be uninstalled, and sometimes can't even be Disabled), so I certainly don't mind if a phone doesn't come with that preinstalled.

    Is the Gmail app unusable for you because of the interface? It should still be able to act as an email client for all of those inboxes, but I can understand if you find the interface ungainly for so many different accounts.
    06-25-2019 01:41 PM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    But most people especially reviewers complain about duplicate apps and such especially on Samsung phones and they usually get lumped into the bloatware category.
    Samsung is s whole different story since they have their own ecosystem of apps.
    06-25-2019 03:56 PM
  13. George Fragkistas's Avatar
    Samsung has the best email app. Still not perfect but much better than what is available in Google play. I understand that different people have different requirement so many would prefer something else. I find Google to be the worse if one has to monitor more than 2 email addresses.
    06-25-2019 04:58 PM
  14. Rukbat's Avatar
    Most Chinese phones don't come with Google apps, and that would include GMail. If you're missing them, try GApps - The Open GApps Project.
    06-26-2019 02:46 PM
  15. StumpyDaGr8's Avatar
    i don't own a OP7P yet but this is a Android phone, isn't Gmail the native email app?
    06-28-2019 05:53 PM
  16. RaRa85's Avatar
    i don't own a OP7P yet but this is a Android phone, isn't Gmail the native email app?
    It does with the initial setup. His gripe was that it doesn't come with some other email client since Gmail is not his preference.
    06-28-2019 06:08 PM
  17. DFranch's Avatar
    Samsung has the best email app. Still not perfect but much better than what is available in Google play. I understand that different people have different requirement so many would prefer something else. I find Google to be the worse if one has to monitor more than 2 email addresses.
    To each his own. I usually disable Samsung's email and download Gmail. I'm actually glad they didn't include some default client which can't be uninstalled.
    07-01-2019 11:58 AM

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