Refresh Roundup: week of December 19, 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

  • Motorola Droid RAZR: just received a maintenance release called build 6.11.748, and is supposed to fix the SIM error notification, improve camera features and quality, enhance stability, improve 3G / 4G data connectivity and update group message notifications in email. [Droid-Life]

  • Motorola Droid Bionic: yet another update, build 5.9.901, has pushed out to the Bionic. This one, much like last week's version, offers a significant amount of fixes relating to Visual Voicemail, 4G data connectivity, missing SMS alerts while on a call, Bluetooth, choppy audio, eternal sleep mode and plenty more. [Droid-Life]

  • HTC EVO View 4G: Sprint's version of the Flyer is now getting Android 3.2. To get it now, we're told that you just need to go into settings to check for system updates; otherwise you'll receive the prompt to do an OTA download sometime early next year.

  • Samsung Captivate Glide: an OTA upgrade that boosts the Glide up from Android 2.3.5 to 2.3.6 has downloaded onto our review unit.

  • Samsung Galaxy Note: we've received tips that some people are getting updated to Android 2.3.6.

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (GT-P7500): it appears that Android 3.2 is now available for download via Kies. [Samsung HD Blog]

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc / arc S / neo / neo V / Play: A new build called 4.0.2.A.0.62 is rolling out. It's a minor bug fix that improves memory management, and is targeted at the Middle East / North Africa region. The firmware remains at 2.3.4. [se-nse]

  • Acer Iconia A500: two small updates have arrived, build 7.014.01 and 7.014.02. The updates offer the latest version of Android Market, as well as improved UI and keyboard speeds. [Android Central]

Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery

  • HTC (multiple): HTC released the kernel source for the Vivid, Salsa, Flyer, Incredible, Incredible S, Desire S, Sensation and Explorer on its HTC-Dev site. [HTC-Dev via Android Central]

  • HTC Sensation: An unofficial Sense-based ROM was released on XDA-Dev. [Android Central]

  • Motorola Droid X: The Droid X has also received an unofficial ICS ROM. It's based on CyanogenMod 9 and a few things -- such as camera, MMS and voice input -- don't work well on it so far. As always, be careful if you choose to try it out. [Droid-Life]

Refreshes we covered this week