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: Verizon is once again rolling out a comprehensive feature update to the Galaxy S III, which includes enhancements such as Multi Screen and Multi Window. Verizon previously suspended this rollout due to user reports of connectivity and battery life issues, which appear to be resolved in this release. Separately, US Cellular has released a similar update for its GS3, which also brings Multi Window to the table. [Thanks, Michael and Kevin] [Verizon Wireless (PDF), US Cellular]
- Sony Xperia ZL: An update to Android 4.2.2 is now available for manual installation to this smartphone, which brings subtle interface refinements such as quick toggles in the notification drawer that are now smaller and customizable. [Android Central]
- Pantech Flex: AT&T has released its Jelly Bean update for this smartphone, which is based on Android 4.1.2. According to the carrier, Flex owners will receive a text message when the software is ready for installation. [AT&T]
- Samsung Galaxy Stellar: Verizon has announced a system update that's said to bring better hotspot reliability and improved audio quality over the speakerphone. The new software also resolves a connectivity glitch when installing apps, and bundles both the Amazon App Store and a Caller Name ID utility. [Android Police]
- HTC One: A small update is available from HTC for the unlocked One, but little is known about the software, which is described only as a "system enhancement." [Android Central]
- Samsung Galaxy Note II: A maintenance update is now available within the UK that's said to resolve battery drain issues and improve system stability. [SamMobile]
Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery
- ASUS Transformer Prime: Nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10.1 are now live for the world's first Tegra 3 tablet. [Android Police]
- Samsung Galaxy S III: Leaked, pre-release builds of Android 4.2.2 have now moved into the wild for the Galaxy S III, which include several features that were introduced alongside the GS4. Changes include a number of new toggles in the notification drawer, an overhauled settings interface and an updated version of S Voice. [SamMobile]
- BlackBerry Z10: AT&T inadvertently released and then pulled its BlackBerry 10.1 update for the Z10. [N4BB]
Refreshes we covered this week
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