Microsoft Surface Duo finally receives Android 11 update!


Microsoft Surface Duo started getting the latest major OS update. However, the company said that device will get the Android 11 update in September 2021 before end of last year but the company failed to complete its goal.

Now, the Microsoft started kicking off the latest major update to the carrier-locked Surface Duo devices in North America and Europe, while on AT&T mobile network, the update is still in the testing phrase.

The Android 11 update for carrier-locked Microsoft Surface Duo phone brings many new changes like build in screen recording, conversations section in the notification shade, more permission option and improves system performance. The firmware also brings January 2022 security patch with bugs fixes and system stability.

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All new Android 11 update changelog:

  • Upgrades the Android operating system to Android 11.
  • Addresses scenarios outlined in the Android Security Bulletin—January 2022.
  • Enabled launching of OneNote when clicking the top button on Surface Slim Pen 2. It requires Surface Slim Pen 2 to be paired with Surface Duo.
  • Enabled in Surface Duo features, in Settings, to choose preference for answering phone calls when folded.
  • Enabled in Surface Duo features, in Settings, to choose specific apps to automatically span across both screens when you open them.
  • Optimized Quick Settings and notification width for portrait and landscape orientations.
  • Adjust media volume directly from Quick Settings in any device mode.
  • Use thumb mode in Microsoft SwiftKey now with all device modes and application states.
  • Updated app drawer and folder design with improved drag-and-drop support.
  • Refreshed Microsoft feed design with updated cards and new Microsoft Start widgets for News and Weather.
  • Photos by OneDrive: New dual-screen enhanced experience for viewing and editing photos in the OneDrive app.
  • Xbox Game Pass: Discovery and play games from the cloud with an on-screen controller. Some devices, accessories, and software sold separately. Additional fees and/or subscriptions required for some apps and features.

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