I'm using Cyanogen Mod 10.1 and I wonder if there is any possibility to use Google Play without installing all Google apps. I don't need Gmail, Talk, etc. I don't want to link my device to google. Is there any way to just put in your Google account data for Google Play and not for the whole device?
I would imagine that Google Play is not reliant on the other apps like Maps, Talk or Hangout. Just to be safe though, here is what I would recommend:
- Create a full system backup of phone
- Delete any apps that you don't want and see if they affect your usage
- If any apps affected your usage, restore your device and do not delete those apps.
Remember that it is always better to make a backup and not need it, than to need a backup and not have one =)
I found myself an answer: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1918484 Now only Google Play is installed without Gmail, Talk, ... but I had to link my phone anyway to Google.