Refresh Roundup week of June 10th, 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 S II: An update to Android 4.1.2 is now available for AT&T's variant of the GS2 via Samsung Kies, which comes months after the LTE-enabled Skyrocket received its update to Jelly Bean. [Android Police]
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0: An update for the 3G version of this tablet was spotted in Germany, which is available for OTA installation and through Samsung Kies. The update lacks an official changelog, but user reports suggest the new software brings improved reliability and a transparent notification drawer. [SammyHub]
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: Verizon Wireless has halted the rollout of its Android 4.1.2 update for the GS3, which follows a handful of users reports that cited connectivity issues and worsened battery life. According to Verizon, it'll resume the rollout once a fix is in place. [Android Central]
  • Pantech Marauder: A comprehensive update is available for this QWERTY smartphone from Verizon that brings the ability to preview messages in the notification panel, along with a Google+ integration in the calendar. Other features include auto suggestions from within the dialer widget and the ability to select new widgets from the home screen. [Android Police]

Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery

  • Sony Xperia Z: A pre-release version of Android 4.2.2 has leaked for this smartphone, which is available for installation to handsets with an unlocked bootloader. [Xperia Blog]
  • CyanogenMod: Nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10.1 are now available for the Xperia Tablet Z (WiFi), along with the international LTE version of the Galaxy S 4 (GT-i9505) and Cricket's version of the GS4. [Android Police]

Other platforms

  • Microsoft Surface RT: A new driver is available that improves reliability when waking the tablet with the home button. Separately, a firmware update is available for the Type Cover and Touch Cover that brings new shortcuts and the ability to toggle function keys. [Neowin]
  • Microsoft Surface Pro: An updated LifeCam driver is available that brings improved low-light performance and enhanced reliability when switching between the internal and external cameras. [Neowin]
  • BlackBerry Z10: BlackBerry OS 10.1 is now officially rolling out to the Z10 on T-Mobile, while user reports suggest that Verizon is also now distributing the 10.1 upgrade. [TmoNews, N4BB]

Refreshes we covered this week

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