Refresh Roundup: week of September 17th, 2012

Refresh Roundup: week of September 17th, 2012

Refresh Roundup week of September 17th, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don't escape without notice, we've gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

Official Android updates
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: Sprint released an update for its variant of the Galaxy S III that's said to bring improvements to LTE connectivity, SMS messaging and EAS sync. The new software also adds the Swype keyboard to the mix. [Phandroid]
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: Not to miss out on the action, AT&T also released an update this week for its Galaxy S III. Here, the addition of a brightness slider to the notification area is by far the most visible change. [Android Central]
  • Sony Xperia Tablet S: Software Release 5 is now available as an over-the-air update that's said to bring WiFi connectivity improvements. [Android Central]
  • Sony Xperia Ion: As promised, Rogers Wireless has begun delivery of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Xperia Ion. We've also come across some unconfirmed reports that AT&T has similarly begun its rollout of Android 4.0 for its Ion smartphone. [MobileSyrup]
  • ASUS Transformer Pad TF300: An over-the-air update is now av ailable that brings software version to this Jelly Bean-toting tablet. The changes are rather incremental, but the software is said to bring improved stability. [Android Central]
  • ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700: New software is also available for the latest tablet from ASUS. The update is said to simplify the boot animation and bring improvements to the camera. [Droid Life]
  • T-Mobile MyTouch and MyTouch Q: An update is available for these two Huawei-manufactured handsets that allows users to opt-out of CarrierIQ's data collection software. The update also brings a fix to the camera that allows users to capture true 5-megapixel photos. [Android Central]
Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery
  • Samsung Galaxy Note: Nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10 are now available for both the AT&T, T-Mobile and international variants of this handset. [Android Police 1, 2]
Other platforms
  • BlackBerr y Bold 9900, Curve 9360, Torch 9810 and Torch 9860: AT&T has released BlackBerry OS as an OTA update for these four smartphones. [CrackBerry]
  • BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9360: Operating system version has leaked for these two smartphones. [N4BB 1, 2]
  • Nokia E6: Belle Refresh is now available for the QWERTY-packing E6 as either an OTA or tethered update. Most significantly, the new version brings a web browser with HTML5 support. Users will also discover new widgets, Microsoft Office, Maps Suite 3.9 and support for Flash video. [All About Symbian]
  • HTC Titan: A custom ROM is now available for the original Titan that brings Windows Phone 7.8 to the table. It also includes apps from Nokia and a file browser. [WMPoweruser, xda-developers]
Refreshes we covered this week
  • Verizon Galaxy Nexus finally lands Jelly Bean update
  • iPhone 5 jailbroken, but not yet ready for public consumption
  • iOS 6 jailbroken already, but only on older A4-powered iPhones and iPods
  • New Android Jelly Bean factory images now available for Nexus S models
  • Apple updates nearly every app for iOS 6, sneaks in key GarageBand, iPhoto and Podcasts updates
  • Google Maps for Android update brings your full location search history to handhelds
  • iOS 6 now available to download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (update: full changelog)
  • Kindle Fire HD 7-inch rooted in spite of Amazon, unstoppable force meets the unhackable object (video)
  • iOS 6 review
  • AOKP team posts giant update to its Jelly Bean build, allows rotation and tablet UI anywhere
  • T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note II firmware update appears, points to Jelly Bean and HSPA+

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