Buying Note II in Singapore for use in China
I am living in China and looking to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note II.
For whatever reason most Chinese android phones, (not HTC though), have disabled the ability to add a Google account. From playing with numerous Note IIs in the shops here, it is no exception.
My mistaken purchase of a Samsung Sch-i809 has taught me that I can't do without Google -no Play, proper Gmail app, Calendars, properly synced maps, and all my paid for apps no longer work as it can't connect to Google's license server.
As I'm going to Singapore next month, I thought I could buy one there (SIM free) and it should all be fully Google enabled when I bring it back.
Can anyone confirm if this plan will work?
Any other plans which may also work (e.g. buy in China and root?)
Any help would be great!