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Google Apps account, or GMail account?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by KlaymenDK, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 29, 2009
    Hey all.
    I know that a Google account is required for Android -- but does it have to be a Google GMail account, or will a Google Apps account do just as well? :thinking:

    My family uses Google Apps to provide GMail (etc.) at our own domain, so my email address is me@myfamily.tld and not me@gmail.com -- I'm hoping I will be able to use this to log into Android!

    Edit: Yes you can. However a few apps (e.g. Google My Maps) insist on a true Google account, and will appear unconnected to your Google Apps account.


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  2. Raphaels

    Raphaels Member

    Jul 20, 2009

    I got my HTC Hero today and is the same situation as you. I have a Google Apps address with my family name. I've used this during the setup and now I have access to email, calendar and address book! :D

    It is working great. I only wish you could have 2 Google Apps account... but the second one (work) I will use the browser (it is working well...).

  3. hawleyjr

    hawleyjr New Member

    Nov 6, 2009
    Sorry to bump an old thread, but I didn't want to start a new topic. I have a very similar question and I'm not sure if the original posters question was answered.

    Is anyone else having issues logging into the market using a non-gmail google account? I use a non-gmail account to login to Google via a computer which works fine but doesn't work on the Droid.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  4. MountainX

    MountainX Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2009
    Similar issue, but I cannot even set up my Droid using my Google Apps (GAFYD) account.

    This is a new Motorola Droid on VZW running Android 2.0. The setup process fails with my Google account. The error message is "username and password do not match". However, I can go to google.com and log in successfully with the username and password.

    The only way to set up my Droid is to create a new google account. But I am not about to abandon my email, Google Voice, maps and other existing information in my current google account.

    How can I get Android 2.0 to work with my google account? Thanks

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