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Refresh Roundup: week of September 17th, 2012

Zachary Lutz
September 23, 2012
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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: Sprint released an update for its variant of the Galaxy S III that's said to bring improvements to LTE connectivity, SMS messaging and EAS sync. The new software also adds the Swype keyboard to the mix. [Phandroid]
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: Not to miss out on the action, AT&T also released an update this week for its Galaxy S III. Here, the addition of a brightness slider to the notification area is by far the most visible change. [Android Central]
  • Sony Xperia Tablet S: Software Release 5 is now available as an over-the-air update that's said to bring WiFi connectivity improvements. [Android Central]
  • Sony Xperia Ion: As promised, Rogers Wireless has begun delivery of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Xperia Ion. We've also come across some unconfirmed reports that AT&T has similarly begun its rollout of Android 4.0 for its Ion smartphone. [MobileSyrup]
  • ASUS Transformer Pad TF300: An over-the-air update is now available that brings software version 10.4.2.13 to this Jelly Bean-toting tablet. The changes are rather incremental, but the software is said to bring improved stability. [Android Central]
  • ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700: New software is also available for the latest tablet from ASUS. The update is said to simplify the boot animation and bring improvements to the camera. [Droid Life]
  • T-Mobile MyTouch and MyTouch Q: An update is available for these two Huawei-manufactured handsets that allows users to opt-out of CarrierIQ's data collection software. The update also brings a fix to the camera that allows users to capture true 5-megapixel photos. [Android Central]
Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery
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Refreshes we covered this week

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