Microsoft officially became an Android hardware maker after the launch of the Surface Duo phone. Surface Duo is Microsoft’s first Android phone, and Microsoft is fully in line with Google’s monthly update release schedule. Earlier this month, Microsoft began rolling out the October software update for Surface Duo with several fixes.
Surface Duo’s October software comes with all the security improvements Google has made to its Pixel series. In addition, this release includes improvements to the performance and user experience of dual-screen devices. Microsoft says it’s working to perfect Duo’s touch input, and it’s enhancing Facebook Messenger’s experience with the app on a single screen.
Microsoft has also made changes to improve call stability and address call drops reported by Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile customers. Now, Microsoft is rolling out new updates to the Microsoft Launcher to further improve the software experience on Surface Duo. This version comes with updated app icons and fonts.
In addition, Microsoft has introduced support for the layout of new app folders and improved gesture support. Users report that gesture support on Surface Duo is wrong, but after the Laucher update, you’ll find that gestures work better.
Below is a full log of recent updates to the Surface Duo phone.
Improved performance and system stability.
Fixed drop and connection issues in some cases.
Reduce the startup time of the camera and Edge.
Improve Microsoft Buncher gestures, folders, and app groups.
Apply Google’s October security patch.
It’s also worth noting that Microsoft is making camera updates for Surface Duo internally, increasing support for zzHDR mode, improving image stabilization, and more.