Refresh Roundup: week of November 28, 2011

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging to get updated. 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 from 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

  • Amazon began delivering a system update to the Kindle Fire this week, updating the tablet to version 6.2 of its software. It's an OTA update that gets installed automatically. All Amazon will say about the new version is that it provides improvements to the Fire's operation. [MobileBurn]

  • The Samsung Droid Charge got Gingerbread (Android 2.3.6, specifically) this week, and the rollout began a day later than promised. Still, it's finally here. [Unwired View]

  • Verizon also sent out Gingerbread build EH03 to owners of the Samsung Fascinate. [Droid-Life]

  • The Motorola Milestone 2 in Europe started receiving Gingerbread this week. [Phandroid]

  • Speaking of Europe, the UK version of the LG Optimus 2X finally got its Gingerbread refresh. [AndroidCentral]

  • Another OTA update for the Motorola Droid has come, and once again it's not Gingerbread. This one is merely a security / bug fix update. [Android Community]

  • If you're a Motorola Milestone X owner on regional carrier Cellcom, congratulations -- you have a Gingerbread refresh coming straight at you. [AndroidCentral]

  • Verizon pushed out a minor download for the Motorola Xoom. The update, known as HLK75F, essentially includes the ability to set up the Xoom on a PAYG plan. Oh, and a refreshed Google Setup Wizard. Yeehaw. [Droid-Life]

Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery

  • Plenty of CM9 news: alpha builds of the ROM have been found working on the Nexus One and Nexus S. [ExtremeTech and TechCrunch]

  • MIUI showed off a few screenshots of its official ICS ROM. [MIUI]

  • An alpha build of ICS is now available for the Motorola Droid Bionic. It's mostly functional, apparently, but still has a few things missing, such as data and WiFi connectivity. [AndroidCentral]

  • The HTC Droid Incredible 2 has a custom ICS ROM in beta. [Droid-Life]

Other platforms

  • All of you Nokia N8 owners waiting for an update to Symbian Belle, it looks like it was leaked again, this time on NaviFirm. They're still hidden from public view at the moment, but someone was able to grab a copy of the firmware and upload it for everyone's enjoyment -- before updating, however, make sure you know how to properly use it. [ZOMGitsCJ]

  • Sprint pushed a maintenance release to the BlackBerry 9670 Style. Known as version, it's not exactly certain what enhancements were added into the download. [N4BB]

  • The AT&T Dell Venue Pro is finally getting updated to Mango. If you own one, you should be able to connect your phone to your desktop Zune client and get going. [The Verge]

  • Build 7740 of Windows Phone 7.5 is making its way out to the Nokia Lumia 800, LG Optimus 7, Samsung Omnia W and a few HTC handsets. [WMPowerUser]

  • Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac was updated for added compatibility with Mango. This edition threw in Aperture support (instead of just using iPhoto for photography), drag and drop capability for transferring files and 13 additional languages. [Electronista]

  • Curious to know what every single WP7 update has included thus far? The Windows Phone Team published a history of every new version pushed out to phones and what each one included. Good Sunday read, if you're interested. [Microsoft]

Refreshes we covered this week