Sorry, I am a long time computer user, but complete ighorant on Android, which I never used at all.
I set up the phone as you say, bur then I wanted to install some apps on iy, and I don't fins a way to get them from Google play without setting a Google account on the phone. So I set it, but I also cut all synchronizations. However, strangely, I still received contacts from that account and e-mail.
Now I deleted the Google account on the phone, because I prefer one that is not sending me trash to delete and on top have to pay for. So how do I download and install Android apps. please?