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I'm not using Gmail anymore, and I'm wondering what happens if I just delete my Google account in Settings/Account. Would I still be able to use the Playstore, for example, so I could just download the Google apps I want?
 
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This has been my experience - without a google account, none of the apps that require Google Play Services will function correctly or may fail to sync. Play store, play music, hangouts, keep, gmail, calendar, contacts, wallet, drive etc. The phone should function fine otherwise. Some people prefer to use their phone without a google account and are willing to give up the convenience of their services.
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Check out this thread.

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i have been thinking about this too, with kitkat it was easy to disable location service which helps with battery life, and now it seems like google is accessing my info more often, . the only google service i use it its maps,contacts and calendar but from that thread above you there is a homebrew alternative.

just use k9mail for gmails.
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just use k9mail for gmails.
Doesn't that defeat the purpose? Are there any good alternatives for email service? Not a fan of Yahoo, Live/Hotmail, AOL, what else is there?
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