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Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

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Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

Android is a GNU/Linux OS.

So why can't I find the Companion application for my Linux PC?

 

 

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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

Hi @DzeiDzei,

Currently we only offer Xperia Companion for Windows and Mac operative systems. Even though Android is based on the Linux Kernel, please note that Xperia Companion is meant for home computers and is not related to the operative system our handsets run.


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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

Sad... Sony doesn t "support" freedom.  And... "companion"... it doesn t "mean" for home PC... it is "mean" to be a extra tool for phone. Only reason to use "companion" it is to take full advantage from you phone. There are millions of peoples who use Linux.... so... Sony don t care about those customers?

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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

Hi @Dorin_se

I understand what you mean, but I am sorry to say that we currently do not have an alternative of Xperia Companion available for Linux. However, I will make sure to forward this internally as user feedback on your behalf! 


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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

Hi, are there any news about Xperia™ Companion on Linux?

Thank you

Best regards

Frantisek

 

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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

Hi @Kwaka! I am sorry to say that we at this time do not offer an Linux variant. Slightly frowning Face What I can do is that I can forward this internally as user feedback on your behalf, though! Slightly smiling Face


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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

Not ideal, but if you run Windows in a virtual machine, for example using Virtual Box, you can use the Sony Companion that way.

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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

Again not ideal, but another option I have been using is to get a Dual USB-drive (USB 3.0 one end, micro-USB at the other) and transfer the files to the drive and then onto to somewhere else.

 

This is a handy trick for copying files to/from someone else's machine (that doesn't have the Companion installed) and there is no WiFi available.

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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

Thank you for giving advice @paulc4! It may be worth a try if you do not have access to a Windows or Mac based computer, but please note that I can't guarantee that it will work. Slightly frowning Face


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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

I think that in terms of file transfer you can just plug in your phone to a PC running Linux and  it will work just fine treating the phone like external storage. There is no need for any tricks or special software.

 

Xperia Companion is however useful for other things such as software repair and back up.