April 7th, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Using default Google apps without syncing, a.k.a privacy
I just got my first Android device - Galaxy Nexus running 4.0.1 version.
So far I really like what I see but I have one (and really only one) problem: is it possible to use Android without Google account? Also People and Calendar apps? I mean, I don't want to upload my events and contacts to some server, I just simply don't like it. Currently, when I try to add an event Android asks for an account - is it possible to use the Calendar just locally?
What other options do I have - create a dummy account and then disable syncing? Does it really not sync? Or should I install some other calendar app which doesn't require the account? Should I root the phone, install Cyanogen and disable same obscure setting?
Please - I really want to like Android but sending my stuff somewhere is something too much for me - how to keep my contacts, events, locations, search history as much private as possible?
Is it even possible to see if an applications sends something out? And to see what exactly is it sending?