Sony trials 'My Xperia,' remote security service for Xperia smartphones
Sony Mobile is kicking off trials of My Xperia, a remote security service optimized for the manufacturer's Android-powered Xperia smartphone line.
Launching in beta in the Nordic countries and slated for a global rollout during the second quarter of 2013, My Xperia is designed to help consumers find and secure lost devices. After activating the My Xperia app in their phone's settings, users may log in to the My Xperia online dashboard with their Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) ID to determine their device's current location on a map, sound an alert to get someone's attention (including an override for phones set to silent mode) or ping a message with contact details. In the event the phone is irretrievable or stolen, users may also lock it to keep their information private and erase both its internal and external SD card info.
The phased My Xperia launch will initially focus on Xperia models running Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich. "We'll start with Xperia Acro S and add new devices over the coming weeks," said Sony Experience Planner Marcin Zielinski, who helped develop the app. "Users who are able to participate in the pilot will receive a notification in their Xperia when the service is available to them."
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