Developer makes Windows 11 more usable on Surface Duo with support for charging, light sensor & more

Kevin Okemwa

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As you might already be aware, Microsoft’s Surface Duo entry ships with Android right off the bat. However, it is possible, through the work of 3rd parties, for users to run Windows 11 on the device, although there are risks. Developer Gustave Monce, leading a Windows 11 on Surface Duo project has for quite some time now been on the quest working of making Windows 11 more usable on Surface Duo, as is the case with the latest update, bumping it to version 2212.12.

This version comes with a turn of features, for instance, support for charging while running Windows 11 for the original Surface Duo. What’s more, the update also features added support for both the Pedometer Sensor and light Fusion Sensor.

The Surface Duo 2 was also not left out in this particular update, though the notable changes are significantly small when compared to the original Surface Duo. It comprises the usual reliability fixes and a firmware update.

This update however comes with several known issues as highlighted below:

  • Automatic Orientation only works for the left panel, using the right panel orientation sensor.
  • USB Dongles that are not externally powered may not currently work.
  • USB C Billboard devices will not currently work.
  • External Display Stream support will not currently work.
  • Additional information provided by the posture sensor is currently not available for. public consumption, this includes peek events.
  • Digitizers will not react to the device being folded over.
  • Displays will not react to the device being folded over most of the time.
  • Physical device data is incorrect.
  • Digitizers aren’t calibrated correctly.

We invite you to visit GitHub to check out the full changelog for both devices. In other related news, late last month, there was an indication that Surface Duo user could soon get their own Insider program.

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via: GitHub