Microsoft has released a new firmware update for the Surface Duo 2, its dual-screen phone powered by Android. The latest update brings this month’s Android security patch, and it also comes with a handful of fixes and improvements to stability and reliability.
The December 2021 update bumps up the latest Surface Duo software version to 2021.923.272. It includes some new features, such as the ability to launch OneNote by clicking the Surface Slim Pen button. Microsoft has also added new default settings related to the device’s behavior when folded. You can see the full changelog below:
- Addresses scenarios outlines in the Android Security Bulletin—December 2021.
- Improves system reliability and stability.
- Improves app navigations with added support animations.
- Improves camera usability.
- Improves touch responsiveness.
- Improves support for LDAC enabled Bluetooth devices.
- Improves reliability in the Android Auto experience.
- New Surface Duo 2 features:
- Enabled launching of OneNote when clicking the top button on Surface Slim Pen. Requires Surface Slim Pen to be paired with Surface Duo 2.
- Enabled in Surface Duo features, in Settings, to choose the default screen when folded.
Enabled in Surface Duo features, in Settings, to choose preferences for answering phone calls when folded.
To update the Surface Duo 2, you will need to head to Settings > System > System update > Check for update. It is important to note that this firmware update is rolling out gradually, and it may take some time to reach your device.