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Refresh Roundup: week of January 2, 2012

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. 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

Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery
  • HTC: The company's released kernel source for several devices. The list includes the EVO Design 4G, Hero S, Wildfire, Wildfire S, Merge and Desire. [Android Central 1, 2]
Other platforms
  • Windows Phone: build 8107 is starting to roll out, with the LG Optimus 7 being the first recipient. The new maintenance release fixes a disappearing keyboard bug, adds a 3G / EDGE toggle switch, removes the location privacy bug, resolves a gmail sync concern and fixes a voicemail notification issue. [WMPowerUser]
  • BlackBerry Torch 9810 (AT&T): OS is available to download. It appears to be a bug fix update, but no change log has been provided yet. [N4BB]
Refreshes we covered this week

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