Want to install Google apps on your mobile device? There may be a better way to get these applications by using a non-Google email instead of signing up for a Google email address.
When setting up a new Android device, the user is required to provide an email address as part of the setup process. This usually involves signing and entering a Google email address regardless of whether a user already has an email address. What most people do not know is that any email address can be used to setup the device to get apps from the Google Play Store.
Some reasons for not signing up for a Google email address and using a non-Google email address would be that the user wants to use their existing email address or would like to use their company email address for the device. Furthermore, if your device is a corporate phone and you want to use some of the Google apps (Hangout, Drive, etc.), many companies do not allow collaboration with generic web based accounts (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.) since anyone can sign up for one of these accounts.
The good news is that you can register any Non-Google email address to be used with your Android device. Google provides instructions on how to do this at the following link:
Please note that the applications you purchase and install are tied to your account. If you use a company phone for both personal and business use, you may want to use your personal email address when purchasing apps for personal use. In this case, you would enter both the personal and company accounts in the device so that can access the apps on the device. This will also allow you to keep your Google apps or move them to another device if you decide to leave the company.