Refresh Roundup week of May 6th, 2013

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 Note: Android 4.1.2 is now available via Samsung Kies to Canadian subscribers of Bell, Rogers and Telus. Likewise, owners of the unlocked handset in the UK report similar availability of the Jelly Bean update. [Android Police, Android Central]
  • Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE: An update to Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) is now available via Samsung Kies to subscribers of Bell Mobility. [MobileSyrup]
  • Samsung Galaxy S 4: AT&T and T-Mobile each released a software patch for this shiny new smartphone, while a similar update was tipped for US Cellular, and if that weren't enough, Sprint has shared additional information about the update that it released last week. First up, the release from AT&T brings an updated baseband, along with improvements for multi-window, S-Health and touchscreen sensitivity. Meanwhile, the T-Mobile update also includes a new baseband, along with improvements to visual voicemail and the ISIS app. While not yet released, an update has been tipped for US Cellular that's said to bring improvements to audio recording, an updated version of S-Health, and bug fixes for the camera app, Exchange email and Watch On. Lastly, Sprint has released a change log for the update that it released last week, which names a new version of S-Health and SMS notification improvements. [Android Police, TmoNews, Droid Life]
  • Samsung Galaxy Camera: A 190MB update is available from AT&T that's said to bring improved stability. [Droid Life]
  • LG Optimus L9: T-Mobile has suspended its rollout of Jelly Bean, which first began in late April. According to support documents, LG is currently working on a new version of the software that brings performance improvements. [TmoNews]
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7: The first instance of a Jelly Bean deployment for this tablet was spotted in Asia, which is available via Samsung Kies and as an OTA update for the GT-P6800 version. [SamMobile]
  • ASUS Fonepad: ASUS has released an update that's available for manual installation and for OTA installation that brings bug fixes for games, improved power management when playing music and general performance enhancements. Lastly, the update also includes a new APN set. [RootzWiki]

Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery

Other platforms

  • BlackBerry Z10: New builds of BlackBerry 10.1 have leaked for all versions of this smartphone. [CrackBerry]
  • HTC HD2: As a testament to the versatility of this smartphone, Firefox OS has now been ported to the handset. That said, the build comes with severe usability limitations, which include issues with SIM card detection, sound output, mass storage and the camera. [Slashgear]
  • Nokia Lumia 521: On May 20th, T-Mobile will release an OTA update that adds WiFi calling to the Lumia 521. Sadly, the update will also reset the phone. [WPCentral]

Refreshes we covered this week

The Weekly Roundup for 05.06.2013