Sony Xperia Z smartphone

Sony has announced that a software update to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is now rolling out to its Xperia Z and Xperia ZL smartphones.

If you've got one of those two Sony devices then check in your settings for the update. The roll out of a new version doesn't just become available for all devices so be patient if your handset says it's up to date.

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To check for the update head to settings, then click about phone and hit software update. In the update centre you can check for new software. In this case, check under the system tab.

If you're not sure whether you've got the update then your about phone section of the settings will show you the build number. This roll out will take you to 10.3.A.0.423.

See also: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean release date and features.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will bring a new customisable notifications bar, new widget functionality on the homescreen and lockscreen and support for 64GB microSD cards (although cards were generally reported to be working previously).

Sony also said the 'my Xperia' application will help you "find your phone and secure everything you have on it".

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