Sorry it was late yesterday. I rewrote this article:
Checklist adding a google account to android:
- deactivate Autosync by tapping on the email address (in accounts) and deactivating every sync option
- deactivate in google preferences: check device for malicious apps especially the option beyond that you send them data
This is why I cannot recommend Android. It’s a clear breach of trust (you see the first thing never if you don’t know it and google doesn’t say it anywhere that autosync is active by default)
As I said in my former blog post I wouldn’t recommend deriviates either (same hyper-commercial App community)
I think the same is true for IOS and Windows 8 smartphones.
What exists and looks good is firefox os. There are even some cheap smartphones. But I have no experience with it.
But I need App: xy
Install android-x86 in a virtual machine. I think it’s straigthforward so I don’t explain.
But be careful, don’t forget the checklist.
Anyway this is also a good way for non-smartphoner to have access to apps.
One difficulty is to install apps which doesn’t want be installed on tablets.
An approach is to install the apk file. Better would be to tricking android in believing a smartphone (sorry I didn’t find out how yet)