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Refresh Roundup: week of November 7, 2011

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    Refresh Roundup: week of November 7, 2011

    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
    • The Motorola Electrify, US Cellular's take on the Photon 4G, is prepping soak tests for a future official update and looking for volunteers. [Android Community]
    • Remember when ASUS updated the Transformer with That was so last week. This week, say hello to maintenance build! We don't know what's in it, but it probably includes bug fixes from the previous release. [Droid-Life]
    • The O2-branded Sony Ericsson X10 will finally be getting Gingerbread next week. [AndroidCentral]
    • Owners of the Huawei Ideos X5 in the UK are receiving Android 2.3. There's no word on when it will roll out globally, but this is definitely a start. [Unwired View]
    • LG Optimus S users remember all too well the tale of how Gingerbread was offered on their beloved phone for less than 48 hours before it was pulled due to several issues. Sprint hasn't forgotten about you -- this week, the carrier confirmed that the release is still on its way. [PhoneNews]
    Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery
    • The HTC Thunderbolt now has official MIUI support. [Android Community]
    • Enjoy ICS -- as well as a hefty performance boost -- on the Samsung Galaxy S II, thanks to a MIUI ROM. [GSMArena]
    Other platforms
    • According to a tweet posted by Damian Dinning, the man behind the development of the Nokia N8 camera, a software update for the N9 and N800 cameras are in the works but had no further detail. [MyNokiaBlog]
    Refreshes we covered this weekRefresh Roundup: week of November 7, 2011 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 13 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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