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Re: can't add Google account to Android phone without a Gmail account
Jul 30, 2012 8:15 AM
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Google Mobile Help Forum
Android Devices : Other Google Products :
Google is the creater of android, so that may be the reason why. also, it has a feature to help you get into your phone in case of the lost of password.
btw, you can cancel the setup and skip thru the prompts......