General why do i need a Gmail account to download are go in to the market?

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  1. nt98t4f

    nt98t4f Member
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    I was supprise tha i needed a Gmail account to download are go into the market .
    Can some please explain why are post a link .Like i said this is my first smartphone.

    Thnks
     

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member
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    Market is Google's, so they use a gmail account to identify you. You don't have to use the account for anything more than Market if you don't want to, although a gmail address isn't like an aol address - everyone uses them now. If you don't want to play with 2 email accounts (and it's trivial in most email programs), just have your gmail account automatically forward all email to your "real" account.
     
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  3. xPureEvilx

    xPureEvilx Well-Known Member
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    I would jsut get a gmail account, you need it for most things these days. Google webmaster, adsense, google+, and the list goes on......
     

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