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Refresh Roundup: week of June 24th, 2013

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Refresh Roundup week of June 24th, 2013

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 updatesSony Xperia Ion: An update to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.2) is now available for manual installation via Sony PC Companion. [Android Police]Sony Xperia S: Rogers has released an update to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.2) that's available for OTA installation and through Sony PC Companion. [MobileSyrup]Samsung Galaxy Tab 2: On June 27th, AT&T announced an update to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.2) for the 10.1-inch version of this tablet, which must be installed via Samsung Kies. [AT&T]HTC One S: Battery life improvements are at the top of the list for this update from T-Mobile. [Android Central]Samsung Galaxy S III: Android 4.1.2 began rolling out through many Canadian carriers this week, which includes Bell, Rogers, Telus, Fido, Koodo and MTS. The update also brings a number of enhancements such as Samsung's multi-window feature, along with improved HSDPA+ speeds. [MobileSyrup]Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackeryCyanogenMod: HDR video recording is now a possibility in the latest software revisions, but support is currently limited to the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z. [CyanogenMod (Google+)]HTC One: A rooted custom ROM is now available that's based on software from the Google Play edition of the HTC One. [xda-developers]Samsung Galaxy Beam: A pre-release build of Jelly Bean made its way into the wild for this unique smartphone that includes a built-in projector. The software isn't yet finalized, but promises to be a substantial upgrade over the phone's current Gingerbread software. [Unwired View]Other platformsNokia Lumia 820: An update is available from AT&T that brings improvements to automatic display brightness adjustments, improved network network connectivity, along with a host of bug fixes and performance improvements. [WPCentral]BlackBerry Bold 9930: BlackBerry OS is now available from Verizon Wireless. [CrackBerry]BlackBerry Z10: BlackBerry OS 10.1.2050 and higher is confirmed to include a fix for random reboot issues. [CrackBerry]Nokia Belle: An update is available for Belle FP2 smartphones that brings a new gallery app, which is said to include Facebook integration fixes. [All About Symbian]Refreshes we covered this weekBlackBerry 10 not coming to BlackBerry PlayBook tabletsAndroid 4.3 spotted on Samsung Galaxy S 4, available to test nowSony starts upgrading Xperia Z to Android 4.2.2CyanogenMod 10.1 goes stable, set for release tonight when.eng("eng.perm.init")


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