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Refresh Roundup: week of September 30th, 2013

Zachary Lutz
10.06.13
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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

  • HTC One: Like Sprint, Canadian carriers Rogers and Telus are now rolling out Android 4.3 and the requisite Sense 5 enhancements to the HTC One. Alternatively, Verizon Wireless has issued its first update for the One, which is said to improve stability and connectivity, and install Isis Mobile Wallet. [Android Central 1, 2]
  • HTC EVO 4G LTE: You'll now find a small OTA update from Sprint that brings stability improvements to HTC Sense and that enables HD Voice by default. [Android Police]
  • HTC One Mini: A 269MB OTA update is available from AT&T that's said to bring performance enhancements to the One's pint-sized sibling. [Android Central]
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Software version MI5 is now available from Sprint, which resolves voicemail issues when connected to the Galaxy Gear and enables access to benchmarking suites. [Android Police]
  • Nexus 7 (2013): Android 4.3.1 (JLS36I) is rolling out for the LTE version of the new Nexus 7, but without an official changelog, it's assumed that the release includes just a handful of bug fixes. [Android Police]
  • HTC Droid DNA: Verizon Wireless has made a small update available for the Droid DNA that enables the assistive TalkBack feature that reads on-screen text aloud. [Android Central]
  • Casio G'zOne Commando: Bug fixes and security improvements take the lead in this Android 2.3 update from Verizon Wireless, which resolves power cycle issues, corrects calendar times that are affected by Daylight Savings and brings the latest patches from Google. Additionally, this update also removes the V Cast and Verizon Video apps. [Android Police]
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Firmware version 10.3.1.A.2.67 is now available for the LTE version of the Xperia Tablet Z, which is said to bring improvements to the display, camera, battery life and system performance. [Xperia Blog]

Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery

  • Samsung Galaxy S 4: A leaked, prerelease build of Android 4.3 for the GS4 (i9505) is now available for download, which is said to be rather stable and with performance that's faster than the stock Android 4.2.2 build. [SamMobile]

Other platforms

  • Nokia Lumia 520: The Amber update with Windows Phone 8 GDR 2 is now available from many Canadian carriers, including Rogers, Telus, Chatr Wireless, Koodo and PC Mobile. [Windows Phone Central]

Refreshes we covered this week

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