The electronics giant, Sony Corporation, has launched Sony Mobile, formerly known as Sony Ericsson Mobile. Sony first launched Xperia mobile series starting with Windows Mobile OS way back in 2008, and then moved to Android OS with new devices in 2010. This has led the Xperia line to be one of the strongest products in today’s smartphone and tablet market.
Some of the most powerful devices from Sony are waterproof and dustproof, which, with all other features, make Sony’s devices at the top of the market’s best. Today’s Sony Android smartphones have screens that enjoy the best quality and resolution among all other kinds of devices, in addition to the most well-known and powerful cameras in the world, which actually make the brand a pioneer in the world of photography.
As all of its devices have run on Android OS since its rebranding in 2012, it makes sense that most of the Sony Xperia X line runs on Android 6.0 and higher. And, as all original Android devices do, it comes with the essential core apps from Google pre-installed, including the Google Play Store app. As all of us know, Google Play Store is the official store from Google for all Android digital content, and an absolute essential if you want to get the most out of your Sony smartphone or tablet.
What is Google Play Store?
Google Play Store is the official market from Google for all kinds of games, applications and other kinds of digital content for all Android operating devices, including the latest Sony mobile devices. All you need is to log in using your Gmail account, and make sure to keep using the same account on Play Store to get all the benefits of this amazing realm of Android.
The Play Store offers you a practically unlimited number of apps you can download on your Sony smartphone or tablet to meet all your professional, entertainment, educational and lifestyle needs, in addition to all sorts of movies, TV shows, e-books, and much more. Whether you want to get some creative tools for your professional life or hobbies, or for your or your kid’s education, entertainment and gaming, for learning new things or whatever you desire, you will definitely find it in the Google Play Store.
Google Play also has many, many wonderful features to make your life easier and help you get the most out of your new Sony device. For example, you can manage all the apps you download to your Sony and other devices, all from one place (as long as they are linked to the same Google account). You can control the updates of these apps, delete, purchase items and more.
As we all know, most of the apps in Google Play Store are free of charge, and there are some that are paid. So if you ever find an app that you can’t justify spending money on, or that you think costs more than it really deserves, you can add it to your Play Store Wishlist so you can get it later. That is, when you have some money to burn, or when you free some space on your Sony device for it, or when Google offers a discount on it, or even offers it for free for a limited time.
How to download Play Store for Sony smartphones?
But wait! Don’t Sony devices come with Google Play Store pre-installed, the way all Android devices do? Of course they do, but there are some cases in which a Sony smartphone might lose the Play Store app (being rooted by a previous owner being the most probable reason).
So, if you are missing Play Store on your Sony device, whatever the reason may be, you can simply download it in a blink of an eye. Here’s how:
- Open an internet browser on your Sony smartphone or tablet, and come back to this post if you aren’t already reading on your device.
- Now, just tap the download link in this article, and wait for the Play Store APK file to be downloaded on your Sony device. (If you are using your PC to download the APK file, download it to your PC, then transfer it to your Sony smartphone or tablet via USB cable or Bluetooth connection.)
- Once the file is downloaded (or transferred) onto your Sony, locate the file using a file manager app, or just by tapping the download complete notification that pops up at the top of the screen.
- Tap the APK file to install, and that’s it. Enjoy!