Sony Mobile has announced that the Xperia ZL device can be updated to Android 4.2.2 firmware version 10.3.A.0.423 starting today, making it is the first device that’s not Nexus-branded to receive the official OTA update to the latest Jelly Bean build.
As you know, there are other phones that are featuring the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but those phones have been shipped with it, which makes the Sony Xperia ZL somewhat special since it is the first phone to get the update via OTA.
10.3.A.0.423 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 official update for Xperia ZL brings improvements for the Sony Media applications, new widget functionality features for both your phone’s home screen and lock screen, it also bring support for 64GB microSD external storage cards, which might possibly be the best thing about this release.
This new OTA Update should improve the overall performance of your smartphone, as it will brings all the latest Android features that were already present of Nexus and Galaxy S4 phones. So, you will be able to get the expandable notifications, as well as the improved Google Now service that add a whole new dimension to Google Search and Android functionality.
Xperia ZL packs a 5 inch Full HD screen, a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal SDcard that can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD, 2370 mAh battery. It has been earlier this year with the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, but that is no longer the case since the update to Android 4.2.2 was released today.
Other changes added by this update are as following: new customizable navigation bar with quick settings and toggles and the ‘my Xperia’ app that will allow you to find the device and secure every single data file that’s stored on your phone.
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OTA Update with the firmware version 10.3.A.0.423 is available for both European and North American models of the Sony Xperia ZL. New regions support should be added soon. Check the Software Update menu in your smartphone in order to get the latest Jelly Bean build. The news has been confirmed by XperiaBlog.
Has your device been updated? If it did, then tell us in comments if it’s performance has been improved and if it has a better battery life than before.