I have a tablet that came with no Google (suite) applications however I managed to install them manually and are working pretty fine. The only issue is with Gmail application which seems to have problem with Google play services.
Everytime I open the Gmail application it shows a rather awkward, uncommon error meassage that reads:
Gmail relies on Google Play services, which is not supported by your device. Contact the manufacturer for assistance` and I can't sync new emails or send new mails.
In my opinion this is a false alert, since other Google applications, work well and seem to interact well with the Google play services.
Previously to solve this issue with reference to Gmail, I have ditched Google play services in support of microG which works well with Gmail (version 6.4120760496) (as in I can sync new inbox messages and send mails from within the app).
However microG still misses some important aspects which is why I tried to switch to using default Google Play services implementation.
Things I have tried to resolve the issue:
- clearing cache/data for Gmail, Google Play services, Google service framework
- factory rest
- ROM flashing (initally works but after some period of use the error shows up again)
- Updating to latest Google Play services
- Wiping cache
- Unistalling and reinstalling Gmail (initially works but error starts showing after some time)
Any way to fix this?