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    What is Android™?

    Your Xperia™ from Sony runs on the Android platform. Android devices can perform many of the same functions as a computer and you can customise 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™ device with other applications and with online services that you use. For example, you can back up your contacts, access your different email accounts and calendars from one place, keep track of your appointments, and engage in social networking.

    Android™ devices are constantly evolving. When a new software version is available and your device supports this new software, you can update your device to get new features and the latest improvements.


    Your Android™ device 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 device. You also need to have Internet access to use many of the features in Android™.


    New software releases may not be compatible with all devices.

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    On your Xperia™ device, go to Settings > About phone/tablet > Model number
    On your Xperia™ device, go to Settings > About phone/tablet > Model number