Earlier this year, way back during Mobile World Congress back in February, Sony announced something that was a little different to their usual array of smartphones. The Xperia Ear, a wireless Bluetooth headset that fits in just the one ear and designed to be much more than just a Bluetooth headset for taking calls. Instead, Sony is positioning the Xperia Ear as something of a virtual assistant in your ear. Its naming might not be perfect, but the whole concept is fairly similar to the Moto Hint, but is a little more advanced than Motorola’s attempt a couple years ago. Now, Sony have added the Xperia Ear app to the Play Store, so that those with one on their way can go ahead and download the app to control all of its features, and in general learn more about what the Xperia Ear is capable of.
The Xperia Ear app is available to download in the Play Store for all Android smartphones, provided they’re running Android 4.4 and up. As we can see in the images from the Play Store down below, the Xperia Ear has a number of tricks up its sleeve, such as the ability to record whether or not you’re shaking your head to say no or nodding yes to a command, and the app also allows control over this as well as other key commands, too. In a nutshell, this is the app you need to download if you want to configure the Xperia Ear at all on your device, and the Play Store link down below will take you there.
As for the piece of hardware itself, the Xperia Ear is a fairly small piece of equipment, but the $200 price tag might not appear all that small to some, which is why the Xperia Ear is unlikely to capture much of the Golden Quarter sales before the end of the year, but there’s always next year, and with new smartphones coming from Sony as well, anything is possible. As we mentioned before, users can take a closer look at the app down below as well as download it from the Play Store, too.