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How to connect a wireless PlayStation3 controller to the tablet.

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In order to connect and use a PlayStation®3 (PS3) controller with your tablet via a Bluetooth connection, you will need the latest system update, a Sony USB dongle (SGPUC1) and a wireless PS3 controller (both sold separately).

  • The Dual-Screen Tablet P (SGPT211USS) is currently only available for sale in the United States.
  • If you do not yet have the Sony USB dongle, you can get one directly from Sony or from either a local or online electronic retail stores. Image
  • Make sure the PlayStation®3 (PS3) controller is fully charged before attempting to complete this procedure.
  1. Verify that the minimum required Android update has been installed:
    1. On the desktop, tap the Home icon. Image
    2. In the upper-right corner of the desktop home screen, tap the Apps & Widgets icon. Image
    3. In the Apps & Widgets screen, tap the Settings icon. Image
    4. In the Settings screen, tap to select About tablet. Image
    5. In the About tablet screen, the currently installed Android version will be listed. Image

      NOTES:

      • In the About tablet screen, if the currently installed Android version is listed as Android 3.2.1 Release 2 (or later), then you already have the needed Android update.
      • If the currently installed Android version is listed as Android 3.2.1 (or earlier), then you will need to perform a system update on the tablet .
  2. Once you have verified the required Android update has been installed, connect the USB dongle to the tablet, and the wireless PS3 controller to the USB dongle using the USB cable supplied with the PlayStation®3 console. Image

    NOTE: If the USB cable supplied with the PlayStation®3 console is not available you can use any USB Mini-B or USB Micro-AB connector cable (5 pin). Image

    • USB Mini-B connector Image
    • USB Micro-AB connector Image

  3. Once the PS3 controller has been successfully connected, an icon will appear in the Notification area indicating that you are connected (wired) and the controller will start charging. Image
  4. On the desktop, tap the Home icon. Image
  5. In the upper-right corner of the desktop home screen, tap the Apps & Widgets icon. Image
  6. In the Apps & Widgets screen, tap the Settings icon. Image
  7. In the Settings screen, if Bluetooth is set to OFF, tap the button to turn it ON. Image
  8. Once the Bluetooth feature is enabled, unplug the PS3 controller and press the Playstation Logo button in the center of the controller. Image
  9. There will be a status update in the Notification area indicating that you are now connected wirelessly.

Once the wireless PS3 controller has been configured you can configure the game to hide the on-screen controls , if desired.