What is Android™?
Xperia™ devices run on open-source software called Android™. Android™ is developed by Google™ for mobile phones and tablets. The software contains a range of Google™ applications that come with your Xperia™ smartphone or tablet, including Gmail™, Google™ Search, Google Maps™ and YouTube™.
Since Android™ is open-source software, you can choose from a vast selection of applications to install. These applications – or apps, as they are often called – make your Xperia™ devices very versatile, as you can tailor them to suit your needs.