What is Android?
Xperia devices run on open-source software called Android. Android is developed by Google for cell 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.