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    Android™—what and why?

    Your Xperia™ from Sony runs on the Android™ platform. Android™ devices 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™ device with other applications and with online services 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 that your device supports, you can update your device to get new features and the latest improvements.


    Your Android™ device comes 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