A couple of days ago, Sony's Xperia L was rumored to receive an Android 4.3 update. Now the company has announced that it has already started rolling out Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update instead of the 4.3 for the device.
The news comes from the Twitter post which the company has posted yesterday. Through the post, Sony also says that the update would bring about the customization options, Sony's latest media apps and improved camera functions in the device.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Rolling from now: JB 4.2 for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23XperiaL&src=hash">#XperiaL</a> - custom ops, small apps, latest Sony's media apps & improved camera functions <a href="http://t.co/av6HHmT5F8">http://t.co/av6HHmT5F8</a></p>— Sony Xperia News (@SonyMobileNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/SonyMobileNews/statuses/395181812034465792">October 29, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
However, the company also says, "software updates are released at different times depending on operator and country. Therefore, we cannot give you an exact date for when a specific update will be available for your device." According to reports from Android OS the update seems to be currently live in India, Indonesia, Philippines and parts of Europe.
Take a look at the changes that the new upgrade sould bring in the device:
After installing the update, the Xperia L owners would experience a revamped home-screen for handling widgets, apps and shortcuts. There would also be up to 7 desktop panes, widgets that auto-resize and actionable notifications
The update brings an improved application tray sorting, a new search function within the application tray.
The UI will also get updated and added functionality in the Sony Media apps can also be found with Play Memories integration in the album application and Music Unlimited integration in the walkman application.
In the imaging section, the update brings added camera functionalities such as Burst mode and smaller apps can be now accessible from home-screen. The users will also see a new keyboard.
The update can be downloaded over-the-air or via PC Companion/Bridge for Mac applications. To manually check for the update, go to Settings > About phone > Software updates > System updates.