Owners of the budget-oriented Sony Xperia L are getting a nice surprise today as the company announced an update to Android 4.2 (build 15.3.A.0.26). The device launched with Android 4.1, and this update not only bumps it up to 4.2, it includes some improvements to Sony's apps and features.

Here's the full list of changes direct from Sony:

  • Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • A revamped homescreen experience for handling widgets, apps and shortcuts. With up to 7 desktop panes, widgets that auto-resize and actionable notifications, you have complete flexibility to create the interface you want / need with a few simple touches!
  • Application tray sorting is that bit breezier – just press and hold on any app – move, add it to your desktop or create a folder within the tray by dropping it on top of another! We’ve also added a new search function within the application tray that makes it easy to locate your local apps.
  • Updated UI and added functionality in the Sony Media apps. For example: Playmemories integration in the album application and Music Unlimited integration in the walkman application.
  • Added camera functionalities such as Burst mode that ensures you never will miss a perfect shot again.

The update is rolling out over the air, but might not be available for all devices just yet. You can check the update menu (mash the button until it works), or install via a computer with the Sony companion app. Make sure to check out the About Phone menu to see what build you're on – this update is 15.3.A.0.26.

[Sony Mobile, Twitter]

Ryan Whitwam
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  • RL010

    I gave up waiting for the Xperia T. i takes to long with Sony so my next phone is gonna be a Nexus

  • Mayoo

    Welcome to 4.2 Sony Xperia L owners! You'll love it.

    Sometimes, article like this reminds me how lucky I am to have a Nexus. I should complain less and enjoy what I have.

  • Arjit Mehra

    Did anyone get it yet?I'm from india!

    • Akshay

      Yes bro I got it

      • Arjit Mehra

        Ota or sony companion?

      • uma

        Excuse me I don't know how to upgrade can you help me please?? Reply me thru 9841967430

        • gladyben

          Me to help me 9994644707

      • aditya

        Help me to update it.

  • Kiceg

    I was being told that we'll skip 4.2 and go straight to 4.3... or even 4.4.

    But I don't complain. Maybe thery finally fixed the internal memory bug and I'll finally be able to listen to music from the L

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  • roxer

    Etnieeee khushi ..... :D :p

  • jeffrey

    Guys updating xperia l 4.1 to 4.2 jellybean is it gu or bad???? Sme said it got prblms n all!!!!! Pkz rply....

  • kiran

    I am using Xperia l with 4.2
    My phone is struggling always