Xperia Link app now available on Google Play

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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11 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

5. Apple_Royally_

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

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

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

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...... :)

4. schecter7

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

8. schecter7

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 20, 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?

6. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

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

7. schecter7

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

9. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Does this app include walkman z or s tablet

10. ramoman

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 12, 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

11. petervergel

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

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

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