Sony Xperia E3 - Why do I need a Google™‎ account?

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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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