Originally posted by ValentineWiggin
I go to log in to a Photobucket account I have registered through a Hotmail email address. It says something to the effect of "We no longer accept emails registered with hotmail, please associate your account with a Google account". Odd. Ok fine.
I go to log in to Youtube, old account, registered with a Hotmail address. "We no longer accept accounts associated with Hotmail, please associate your account with a Google account". Stranger, but fine.
I go to download an app for my phone, Android, from market place. "Please first sign in with your Google account". That's where I draw the line.
What in the world? Anyone else experience this?
It's true about the takeover - Google owns ALL of these services.
You should also be aware that the Android operating system is a product of google...hence it's requirement to sign in.