01 March 2021
Microsoft Surface Duo has received the latest software update for the unlocked version. This is technically the second software update. The first one rolled out in September for the AT&T version as well and it brought in many improvements, including camera stability, performance, and image quality.
Now the latest update that Microsoft started rolling out on just yesterday, i.e October 6. The version is 2020.910.72 and it is only available for the unlocked variant. However, Microsoft has announced on its Support page that the same update will be coming soon for AT&T locked variant as well.
The new update improves the call stability and experience of the Surface Duo. It also improves the touch stability and Facebook Messenger single-screen experience when launching by clicking on the Facebook chat bubble. The update also improves the device stability and that’s the generic sentence Microsoft used in the changelog. So, it is unknown what exact improvements it has made to the Android device.
Microsoft Surface Duo did manage to attract us when the company introduced it and unveiled it fully last month. The concept and some of its features are pretty alluring. But perhaps these virtues couldn’t cover up some glaring issues. One of them was the touch recognition issue that early reviewers have reported as well. Now, the latest update patches it. We believe “device stability” brings many enhancements that have not been explicitly listed in the changelog.
But there are some hardware issues as well. It is reported that the Surface Duo that costs $1,400 has durability issues, ranging from the crack in the thin plastic frame to even the hinge that is holding this beautiful concept together.