Android 4.2.2 update now available for Rogers Sony Xperia ZL

Daniel Bader

July 23, 2013 4:19pm

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Two weeks after the same update was made available for the Bell-branded Sony Xperia ZL, an update to Android 4.2.2 has been released for the Rogers variant. The build number is 10.3.A.0.423, identical to the international models.

The Sony Xperia ZL shipped with Android 4.1.2, and we considered it to be one of the finest devices we’d ever used, from a software perspective, let down by the mediocre screen, poor battery life and inconsistent camera. The Android 4.2.2 update brings a number of improvements to the table, including faster camera shutter speeds, lockscreen widgets support and overall performance increases.

Another couple gems include the addition of MyXperia support, a remote locking and location service, as well as DualShock 3 wireless controller support for playing games. You can do so either on the device itself or, preferably, connected to a TV via MirrorLink or MHL.

Users can download the update from Sony’s PC and Mac companion apps, as well as remotely from the device itself (though I had trouble getting my device to find it — I had to resort to the Windows app).

Once updated, you will be (briefly) running the latest version of Android, so let us know how you like it.

Via: SonyXperiaCA (Twitter)

  • Eluder

    Probably too early to tell, but hopefully there’s an improvement in battery life here.

    • Techie01

      Battery life does seem alittle better and stamina mode is off

  • Samuel Gomez Recuero

    Let’s hope Rogers/Fido will do the S3 soon

    • Eluder

      Doubt it as there’s rumours Samsung is skipping 4.2.2 on the S3 and going to 4.3 instead.

    • Samuel Gomez Recuero

      Are the updates for the S3 comming directly from Samsung?

    • S2556

      yes, I would say Q3 or Q4 would be a safe bet