Sony has just announced a new remote security service called “my Xperia.” It is basically a tracking service that will help locate and protect Xperia smartphones, should they get lost. Sony is saying that the service is initially launching in beta in the Nordics with the end goal of rolling it out to the rest of the world in the second quarter of this year. my Xperia, however, is not just a tracking application. It also helps users protect their personal data by ensuring them that their private information does not go into the wrong hands.
It works by activating the app in the phone’s settings. Users need to use their Google ID to sign into myxperia.sonymobile.com to access the central interface. From there, users will be able to use remote functions such as the ability to locate their phone on a map, trigger an alert even on silent mode to attract attention, lock the phone to keep its data secure, and the option to erase files in the internal and external SD card. “We’re running a phased launch in the Nordics on select 2012 Xperia smartphones running ICS. We’ll start with Xperia Acro S and add new devices over the coming weeks,” says Marcin Zielinski, a Sony Experience Planner.