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Refresh Roundup: week of November 14, 2011

Brad Molen

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 after the break. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout attips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

Official Android updates

  • Huzzah! The Gingerbread update for the original Droid Incredible is finally rolling out. Again. Having been pushed out and subsequently pulled right away, it's ready to go for its second attempt as build 4.08.605.2. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
  • A bug fix is rolling out to the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G. Among the enhancements are improved device stability, the ability to turn off the optical trackpad, and improved DriveSmart performance over Bluetooth. [TmoNews]
  • Android 2.3.4 is getting pushed to the Motorola Atrix in Europe. [Unwired View]
  • The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is now graciously accepting Gingerbread into its firmware. [TmoNews]
  • The Galaxy Tab 10.1 wasn't the only tablet getting an update to Android 3.2 this week -- so was the Toshiba Thrive. And this time, no WiFi connectivity issues were to be found. [MobileBurn]
  • Here's a little mystery: Motorola has some sort of project in the works that involves the Droid Bionic, and it wants testers to help out. That's about all we know at this point. [Droid-Life]
  • It appears that Verizon's field testing Android 2.3.5 on the Samsung Fascinate, though no official announcement's been made. The build number is EH03. [Droid-Life]
Other platforms
  • The Windows Phone Team is finally pushing Mango out to Samsung Focus units running 1.4 firmware on AT&T. The update has also been scheduled for the Omnia 7 on Telefonica in Spain. [Windows Phone Blog]
Refreshes we covered this week

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