Refresh Roundup: week of May 7th, 2012

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

  • ASUS Eee Pad Slider: Software version is now available as an OTA update, which brings Ice Cream Sandwich to ASUS's sliding QWERTY tablet. [Unwired View]

  • LG Optimus 2X: Back in December, LG said that we could expect a Q2 delivery of Android 4.0 for its first Tegra 2 smartphone. Unfortunately, the company's Singapore division suggests that we should plan on a Q3 arrival of Ice Cream Sandwich. [MobileSyrup]

  • HTC Thunderbolt: All owners of HTC's first LTE smartphone for Verizon Wireless will want to grab this software refresh, which is said to improve data connectivity, reduce the number of device resets, resolve mobile hotspot issues and add support for the Wireless Alerting System. [Android Central]

  • HTC One S: An OTA update is now available for the unbranded, international version of HTC's latest middleweight smartphone. The new software tweaks the menu layout in certain Google apps and is said to fix an issue with WiFi connectivity. [Android Central]

  • LG Spectrum: Owners of this handset can expect a decent set of refinements to both system and application software. First and foremost, applications will no longer unexpectedly quit upon launch when the handset is scanning for WiFi networks. Additionally, the outline view for multiple calendars has been improved, and notifications should now occur at the proper time. The Spectrum's web browser is said to launch more quickly, and users will also find the ability to select their search engine of choice, with Google now the default option. The update also brings new versions of Gmail, Google Play, Google Talk and YouTube, along with several refinements to the bundled app selection. [Droid Life]

  • Motorola Droid X2: A new helping of software awaits this dual-core smartphone, which brings security patches from Google, new versions of Verizon Video, VZ Navigator and support for the Wireless Alerting System. [Android Central]

Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery

  • HTC Rezound: Yet another round of leaked system software has made its way into the wild for this Verizon smartphone. Most notably, users will benefit from a new version of the baseband. The software also brings tweaks to IPv6 and refines display of shortcut settings for the lock screen and launcher bar. [Android Police]

  • CyanogenMod 9: The latest nightly builds of this popular custom ROM include theme engine support, which was a popular feature of CyanogenMod 7. Additionally, users will also find the ability to customize lock screen shortcuts. [Phandroid]

Other platforms

  • Nokia Lumia 900: A Windows Phone ROM has leaked into the wild for Nokia's premiere handset that includes improvements from the "Tango" update. Most users will want to avoid this ROM, however, as an official software update will soon be available for the Lumia 900, which is said to remedy an issue that'd caused displays to appear overly purple. [WPCentral, CNET]

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900: BlackBerry 7.1 OS is now available for users of this handset in the Philippines, and separately for subscribers of Rogers in Canada. [CrackBerry, N4BB]

  • HP TouchPad Go: An owner of HP's elusive 7-inch tablet recently noticed an update for webOS 3.0.6, which is available from the company's development servers. While this update is only relevant for a few users, it suggests that owners of more common webOS devices may soon discover a new bit of system software. [webOS Nation]

Refreshes we covered this week