If you have a Google Apps for my domain (GAFYD) and a google account that you created which uses the same email address as that account you will run into the problems on any Android platform of being unable to purchase apps, link your Picasa account to your Android and so forth.
My Nexus One is configured with [email protected] as my login to my GAFYD account and also my Google account that has AdSense, Checkout, Docs, Picasa Web Albums, iGoogle, Google Chrome Bookmark Sync, Sites, Talk and Webhistory which has the same email address configured. Attempts to purchase an app sees you put in your google checkout acount which is [email protected] and a different password to my GAFYD account of the same name. Andoid accepts this and asks you if you want to sync Contacts, Calendar and Gmail, if you don’t select them it won’t sync your data anymore with your GAFYD account as the Android has seen the primary email address and assumed it is the existing account.
So I created a second email address ([email protected]) that forwards to my main email ([email protected]) and added this as a second address to my Google account. Tried again the same problem existed .
The next step was to change my email address assigned to my Google account by selecting “Change email” under manage account to [email protected] after removing it as the secondary email address. After confirming the change I was able to purchase the app in one easy step!
After testing Picasa on the Nexus One was working I added a second email address to the Google account using my original [email protected] and after verifying that can be used to sign back in to Picasa on your computer. Picasa does display the [email protected] at the top however this means you can still sign back in to your Google account with your [email protected] email.
- Google Apps for my domain (GAFYD): [email protected]
- Google Account: [email protected] (primary)
- Google Account: [email protected] (secondary)
On the Android Device under Settings and Accounts & Sync Settings there are two accounts
- Sync Picasa Web Albums
- Sync Contracts
- Sync Calendar
- Sync Gmail
So far so good, everything seems to work with no problems!
Further information on the problem which appears like it won’t be addressed any time soon can be found on the following posts