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Microsoft rolls out the February update to the Surface Duo and Duo 2

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First post-Android 11 update for the original Surface Duo.

What you need to know

  • Microsoft has updated its Surface Duo phones with the February security patch.
  • The Surface Duo 2 is receiving several performance enhancements.
  • The original Surface Duo receives support for app streaming via the Microsoft Your Phone app.

The Microsoft Surface Duo duo is receiving new updates on Friday, including the February security patch and some notable enhancements, particularly for the original Duo.

After finally receiving the Android 11 update in January, the original Surface Duo is getting its first monthly security update, which includes not only performance improvements but also a new feature. Now, Surface Duo owners will be able to stream their apps on Windows PC using the Your Phone app.

Aside from running Android apps natively on Windows 11 PCs, a feature that is still on its way, the Your Phone app is able to run Android apps on your computer directly from your smartphone. This functionality has thus far been limited to the newer Surface Duo 2 and Samsung’s best Android phones, so it’s great to see Microsoft bringing the original Duo up to speed.

Below is the full changelog for the Surface Duo software version 2022.111.64:

  • With the Your Phone app, you can use Android apps on your PC. For more information on using Surface Duo with your PC see Link Surface Duo to your PC.
  • Addresses scenarios outlined in the Android Security Bulletin – February 2022.
  • Improves device and UI stability.
  • Improves system performance.
  • Improves reliability in the Android Auto experience.

For the newer Surface Duo 2, the changelog for the February is a bit less exciting. You don’t find any new features here, but the software version 2022.104.111 should improve performance and camera autofocus:

  • Addresses scenarios outlined in the Android Security Bulletin – February 2022.
  • Improves system reliability and stability.
  • Improves device performance and animations.
  • Improves touch responsiveness.
  • Improves camera performance with autofocus.

The update should be rolling out now for owners of either Surface Duo device, although AT&T versions of the original Duo will have to wait a little longer before it arrives for their phones.

Double the fun

Microsoft Surface Duo 2

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$1500 at Best Buy
$1500 Amazon
$1500 at Microsoft

Multitasking made easier

The new Surface Duo 2 is Microsoft’s latest dual-screen Android device, with plenty of upgrades like a new 5G chip, stereo speakers, more cameras, and a cool way to glance at notifications while the device is closed. The Microsoft Duo 2 just might be the best way to multitask.

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