GOS Blog has reported that Google is streamlining their new accounts creation page. And there is a problem.
Google has now made it mandatory to connect your newly created account to Gmail and Google Plus. You also have to create a Google Profile.
They are however allowing deleting the profile, plus content and Gmail account once the Google account is created.
There are still ways available to create a new Google account the older way which was simply and did not require too much personal information.
But Google said:
We’re working to develop a consistent sign-up flow across our different products as part of our efforts to create an intuitive, beautifully simple, Google-wide user experience. Making it quick and easy to create a Google Account and a Google profile enables new users to take advantage of everything Google can offer.