Surface Duo 2 will receive three years of software and security updates from Microsoft
Microsoft recently announced the Surface Duo 2. The company said it had “committed to providing three years of operating system and security updates” to the foldable device in a statement to Android Authority. Microsoft has also promised three years of software updates for the original Surface Duo. Despite this commitment, the slow rollout of updates by Microsoft has caused frustration.
The Surface Duo 2 appears to be a big step up from the original Surface Duo in terms of internal specs and design. The Duo 2 runs on a Snapdragon 888 processor, supports 5G and features NFC technology. It also has a tri-camera setup which should be much better than its predecessor. Microsoft’s new foldable will likely have to show a breakthrough in software support to convince people to buy it.
The original Surface Duo received mixed reviews due to its hardware and software. After a year with the device, our editor Zac Bowden said:
This device should have received multiple bugfix updates per month, but Microsoft only sent one update per month, and it even had the nerve to stop sending bugfixes during the past four months while awaiting delivery of Android 11. This is simply unacceptable, and it is not helped by the fact that Microsoft refuses to tell its customers about it.
Microsoft still hasn’t shipped Android 11 to the original Surface Duo. This update is expected to arrive before the end of 2021, just in time for Android 12 to roll out to other devices.
The Surface Duo is available for pre-order now, starting at $ 1,500. You can also order it from multiple countries outside of the US through Big Apple Buddy.
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