Microsoft news recap: Surface Duo to get Android 12L, keyboard & mouse support for Xbox Cloud Gaming being worked on, and more

Jack Wilkinson

Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Minecraft begins rollout of mandatory Microsoft Account logins for some users

The rollout has begun for mandatory logins on Minecraft using a Microsoft Account. Some users are already beginning to see this new requirement, which is designed to improve security and retire the use of Mojang accounts.

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Microsoft’s latest sustainability effort report includes some good news for keeping Xbox energy friendly

The latest sustainability effort report from Microsoft gives details on how the company is planning to keep Xbox energy friendly. Ultimately, the company is aiming to make its products and accessories 100% recyclable. Some consoles include an enhanced power monitoring system, allowing Microsoft to look at how it can make consoles more energy friendly in the future.

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Google confirms the Surface Duo is getting Android 12L later this year

Android 12L is coming to Microsoft’s Surface Duo later this year, as confirmed by Google. Android 12L is designed to improve the experience on dual-screen and foldable Android devices.

Google confirms the Surface Duo is getting Android 12L later this year - - March 7, 2022

Microsoft working on keyboard & mouse support for Xbox Cloud Gaming

Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, has made remarks that Microsoft is working on keyboard and mouse support for Xbox Cloud Gaming, on at least some titles. No date for release has been confirmed, but at least it gives some hope for additional input options, particularly for those who wish to stream games to their PC but don’t want to use a controller.

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.