I just bought the Xperia Ray in China and it comes without google search, google maps, gmail, gchat, calendar, etc., basically all the mobile google apps I'm accustomed to using. In fact, I dont even have Google Market! I tried downloading and installing it from the web -- I successfully did this. But then it told me I needed to add a Google account. I went to SETTINGS, AND ACCOUNTS SYNC on my Android phone only to find that there was no Google choice and I couldn't add a Google account. Is this true?? Do I have to root? Will that solve the problem? Any other ways around this?