Why do I need a Google™ account?
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 Google Play™—the
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™.
Synchronize email, contacts, and the calendar.
Chat with friends using the Hangouts™ application.
Synchronize your browsing history and bookmarks.
For more information about Android™ and Google™, go to
To set up a Google™ account on your device
Find and tap
Settings > Add account > Google.
Follow the registration wizard to create a Google™ account, or sign in if you
already have an account.
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
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