What is Android™?
Your Xperia smartphone from Sony runs on the Android platform. Android phones can
perform many of the same functions as a computer and you can customize them to your
own needs. For example, you can add and delete applications, or enhance existing
applications to improve functionality. On Google Play™, you can download a range of
applications and games from a constantly growing collection. You can also integrate
applications on your Android™ phone with other applications and with online services
that you use. For example, you can back up your phone contacts, access your different
email accounts and calendars from one place, keep track of your appointments, and
engage in social networking.
Android™ phones are constantly evolving. When a new software version is available and
your phone supports this new software, you can update your phone to get new features
and the latest improvements.
Your Android™ phone is pre-loaded with Google™ services. To get the most out of the
provided Google™ services, you should have a Google™ account and sign in to it when you
first start your phone. You also need to have Internet access to use many of the features in
New software releases may not be compatible with all phones.