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    Why do I need a Google™ account?

    Arrow left Xperia™ ZL support overview
    Your Xperia™ device from Sony runs on the Android™ platform developed by Google™. A range of Google™ applications and services is available on your device when you purchase it, for example, Gmail™, Google Maps™, YouTube™ and the Play Store™ application, which gives you access to the Google Play™ online store for downloading Android™ applications. To get the most out of these services, you need a Google™ account. For example, a Google™ account is mandatory if you want to:
    • Download and install applications from Google Play™.
    • Synchronise email, contacts and the calendar.
    • Chat with friends using the Hangouts™ application.
    • Synchronise your browsing history and bookmarks.

    For more information about Android™ and Google™, read the article.

    To set up a Google™ account on your device

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Accounts > Add account > Google.
    3. Follow the registration wizard to create a Google™ account, or sign in if you already have an account.

    Tip

    You can also sign in to or create a Google™ account from the setup guide the first time you start your device. Or you can go online and create an account at www.google.com/accounts.


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