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Subject:Google just turned me on to the Amazon App market
Time:09:36 pm
Got a new phone today, and wanted to populate it with a bunch of the apps that I have on my tablet(s). But apparently to access the android app market from a phone (or at least this phone, from the acme of evil that is verizon) I have to not only have a google account but an honest-to-goodness gmail address. To which (according to some of the searches I did) all of my contacts in the phone will be synched unless I take heroic measures, to which a bunch of notifications about updates will be sent, regardless of whether I actually use that mail, blah blah blah. In other words, a new account that I have to manage, with a bunch of privacy risks if its information happens to get loose etc. All tied to my real name and physical address for good measure...

And then one of the entries I read mentioned the amazon app market. Which doesn't need anything new, because, well, Amazon already knows everything about me.

So I'll keep using the regular android market on my tablet, but for my phone it looks like anything but. Go figure.
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[personal profile] delight
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Time:2012-02-19 06:22 am (UTC)
My gmail contacts and phone are completely separate; I just set my contacts to "phone" and not "sync." Can you not do that with newer models?
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[personal profile] flarenut
Time:2012-02-20 04:52 pm (UTC)
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It's not clear. Apparently you can not sync, but then backup still backs you up to the cloud unless you change those settings too. And I don't know what else, but just didn't want to deal with the hassle.

And it's moot anyway, because when I finally knuckled under and tried to create a gmail account for the phone it told me that google's servers weren't responding and to come back later. So I just downloaded the amazon app and started getting stuff.
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