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Refresh Roundup: week of November 26th, 2012

Zachary Lutz

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: Canucks will have a reason to smile tomorrow, as Samsung Canada has confirmed that Jelly Bean will be available as an over-the-air update for the Galaxy S III. [MobileSyrup]
  • HTC One X: Following its initial debut in Asia, HTC is delivering an update that contains Android 4.1 and Sense 4+ for devices with a CID of HTC_044. This phone was primarily distributed through parts of South America, eastern Europe and Russia. [Android Central]
  • Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G: A bug fix is available for this long-winded smartphone for T-Mobile, which is said to resolve an issue with Media Hub playback and bring improved pinch-to-zoom functionality. [Android Central]

Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery

  • Samsung Galaxy Note: A pre-release build of Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) has leaked into the wild for Samsung's original phablet. S Pen functionality remains a sore spot in this build, but you'll find a number of new features such as Multi-Window, Popup Play and Smart Rotation. [SamMobile]
  • Samsung Epic 4G Touch: Android 4.1.2 has leaked for Sprint's variant of the Galaxy S II. This is rumored to be the final build, which gives reason to hope that the Now Network may release it as an official update in the near future. [Android Police]
  • LG Optimus G: A bootloader unlock method is now available for the Canadian variant of the Optimus G. This news follows a similar release last week for both Sprint and AT&T's variants of the handset. [MobileSyrup]

Refreshes we covered this week

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