Microsoft Surface Duo Said to Get Android 11 Before End of Year

Microsoft Surface Duo to Get Android 11 Before End of Year, Company Reportedly Confirms

After American tech big Microsoft introduced a brand new Surface Duo 2 this week that might ship with Android 11, the corporate has now dedicated to releasing the OS replace for the unique gadget this yr.

A Microsoft spokesperson in an announcement to The Verge, said, “We stay dedicated to offering updates to Surface Duo, and we’re working to deliver Android 11 to current prospects earlier than the tip of this yr.”

That’s not a agency launch date, however then there was by no means one for Android 11 on the Surface Duo. Previous stories advised it might land in the summertime, however as we transfer nearer to fall and there was no point out at Microsoft’s Surface event, it is clearly taking longer than anticipated.

It can be thrilling to see what Android 11 would deliver to the Surface Duo. Android 11 has native help for dual-screen units just like the Duo, so it ought to enhance a few of the software program experiences on the gadget.

The Verge reported that giving a quick take a look at the Surface Duo 2, it looks like Android 11 brings minor tweaks to Microsoft’s multitasking system, fairly than an overhaul. The Surface Duo 2 now defaults to assuming that the right-hand display is the first one, but it surely’s not clear if that very same change will come to the unique Surface Duo.

While Microsoft has shipped a number of updates for the Surface Duo, it has nonetheless remained a reasonably buggy gadget. Surface Duo customers have complained of standard points with multitasking and gestures, a display turning off throughout ebook mode, and lockups utilizing the fingerprint reader, as per The Verge.

This week on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast, we focus on the Surface Pro 8, Go 3, Duo 2, and Laptop Studio — as Microsoft units a imaginative and prescient for Windows 11 {hardware}. Orbital is out there on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.

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