Xperia Link: Easily connect your tablet online using your phone

by XB on 30/08/2012

in Applications


Do you remember us reporting about ‘Xperia Link‘ being trademarked back in July? Well now we know what it was for. Xperia Link lets you connect to the Internet from your Android tablet using the network connection of your phone.

To do this, the Xperia Link app needs to be launched on both devices. Then to link a new device you need to simply scan the QR code the tablet gives you with your Xperia Link app on your smartphone and hey presto your devices are linked. Once they are linked, you can easily share the internet connection between the devices without having to connect manually (i.e. setting a password, enabling hotspot etc). Sounds like another cool feature Sony is rolling out to make our lives easier.

Xperia Link

Thanks @AmbroosV!

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    I don’t get it… I do it already- that’s why Android has built-in mobile hotspot feature. Set it up on your phone and connect to it with your tablet. Presto.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LifeSoSuck Kimmy Stylelove

    support for all Xperia Family 2010-2012?.and we hope this xperia link 500% for Sony only

  • Aleksandar Stefanović

    Once you register hotspot for the first time, it automatically connects next time. Hey presto?

    I don’t know for how many years was this technology available for Android. Not to mention that you can add multiple devices to hotspot.

    I’d say it’s just another marketing try to promote Xperia.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rene-Pedroso/1076467708 Rene Pedroso

    So nothing to do with media. When will the app be available, and only for ICS?

  • John Doe

    Sounds very similar to what BlackBerry Bridge does for PlayBook and Smartphones

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    would be cooler if the tablet s had NFC to do this

  • AlexBurnout

    Nice apps from Sony, I luv it.

  • silent92

    I’m guessing that the benefit of this method over WiFi hotspot is maybe your phone isn’t broadcasting as a visible network, maybe it uses less power due to direct single connection

    I agree that it doesn’t really seem like a benefit over an already configured hotspot

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  • arun

    I unable to install Xperia link on my pc.Is it only for sony brand pc?

  • Indian Xperia

    Exactly.. It’s useless..

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