While Android 4.3 has been out for around three months and Android 4.4 KitKat is probably right around the corner, there are devices that are just now making the jump to version 4.2 of Google’s mobile operating system.
Such is the case with the Sony Xperia L, a lower-midrange offering unveiled this March. It’s been stuck on Android 4.1 until now, the first iteration called Jelly Bean. Android 4.2 is still nicknamed Jelly Bean (as is 4.3), but an update is an improvement nevertheless.
According to Sony, the rollout for the 4.2 update for the Xperia L has started today. The update can be accessed either wirelessly from your handset itself, or via a computer using Sony’s desktop software. Note that not all carrier versions may get the update over-the-air. If your phone hasn’t yet notified you about the update, you can manually check by going to Settings > About phone > Software updates > System updates. Keep in mind however that it may take a few days, or even weeks, for the new software to reach your particular unit.
After performing the update, you’ll be running software version 15.3.A.0.26. Aside from bringing the Android version up to 4.2, this also comes with a revamped homescreen experience, easier app tray sorting, new camera functions such as Burst mode, and all of Sony’s media apps sport new UIs. More information is available here.