New Android v4.4.2 KitKat Firmware gets Certified for Sony Xperia Z, ZL, Tablet Z: Report
A man walks past a Sony logo in front of an electronic shop in Tokyo. Reuters

Japanese consumer giant, Sony has reportedly begun releasing the new firmware update to its mid-range smartphone Xperia C in select markets.

The new update v4.2 Jelly Bean (build version: 16.0.B.2.6) is the first major firmware to roll out for Xperia C (C2305), since its launch in mid-2013.

To check your device for software update

Go to Settings >> About phone >> Software updates >> System updates

[Note: Wi-Fi mode is recommended to avoid data traffic]

Though the official change-log is not available at the moment, Sony dedicated community website, Xperia Blog claims that the update reportedly resolves application home-screen problem as well as improves performance.

Other anticipated improvements include enhanced camera app, reduce fast draining of battery, volume problem when used via headphone, internal memory restrictions.

Since firmware updates are rolled out in phases, there may be delay in the some markets depending on the location and network carrier restrictions.

In related news, Android v4.3 Jelly Bean build versions -12.1.A.0.256 for Xperia SP and another - 9.2.A.0.278 for Xperia T (LT30p & LT30a) and V (LT25i) has been reportedly certified by the PTCRB, a forum of northern American cellular operators.

All three Xperia Sp, V, T smartphones are expected to receive the new update by January end.