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Xperia Link app now available on Google Play

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Xperia Link app now available on Google Play
This is a relatively simple, but potentially very useful app for owners of Sony Xperia phones and Sony tablets. Using Bluetooth, the app links your Sony tablet to your Xperia handset, and allows your tablet to use the handset’s data connection.

The app is available for any Sony Xperia device running Android 2.3 or later. The app will also work on any Sony Android tablet, and the new Xperia Tablets have the app pre-installed. Sony advises that you confirm your data plan supports tethering activity.

The functionality of the app could prove rather convenient, and more efficient than having your device blast-out a Wi-Fi hotspot signal. Those that check out the video below may find it reminiscent of BlackBerry Bridge, but lacking in the PIM and email mirroring. Aside from that, the performance appears to be pretty solid if you have good coverage.

source: Xperia Blog, Google Play

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posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:48 10

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Just wanna say thank you phone areana for putting up news for my xperias...........appreciate it highly :)

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 15:05 8

5. Apple_Royally_ (banned) (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)

SONY are the masters in designs! But no LIKE NO OTHERS!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:51 9

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

that's a really nice thing to have there. o:

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:55 7

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

i wish they would advertise the V and TX more because to be completely honest they are better than the T............TX and V have removable batteries and the V is waterproof! but nonetheless im thankful for such a great phone...... :)

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:03 5

4. schecter7 (Posts: 99; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

The feature is reminiscent of good old Sony Ericsson/Nokia Symbian & Java phones that had built-in support for tethering over bluetooth. I hope android will add similar native support in the future. Profiles were another neat symbian feature that I'd love to see on android.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:58 1

8. schecter7 (Posts: 99; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Ok, wait - I see that there is a bluetooth tethering option on android. Looks like android has the native tethering support now - last time I checked for it was like 2010 ! So what's the point of having this app at all?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:41

6. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

How is this different than using bluetooth or wifi direct or even a hotspot?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:49 3

7. schecter7 (Posts: 99; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

This is a bit different as the phone is working as a modem/router to the tablet or PC that doesn't have direct access to cellular data network.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 13:17

9. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Does this app include walkman z or s tablet

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 17:19

10. ramoman (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

hey phone arena where is the xperia taplet s review 3 sites has made it between 8.2 to8.5 i want to know what you give it

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 11:55

11. petervergel (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)

hi can i use my xperia play to connect on my sony tablet?

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