Microsoft Surface Duo Update Brings App Improvements, Bug Fixes

Microsoft Surface Duo gets screen time support.

Microsoft Surface Duo Update Brings App Improvements, Bug Fixes

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Microsoft Surface Duo was launched in US in September

Highlights
  • Microsoft Surface Duo update is available on Google Play Store
  • It will be available in Canada, the UK, France and Germany in 2021
  • Microsoft Surface Duo has a 360-degree hinge

Microsoft Surface Duo just got an update that brings bugs fixes and app optimisations as well as improvements, as spotted in an update on Google Play. The Microsoft Launcher update is now rolling out for Android users and brings along improvements such as opening the feed page in landscape and concurrently with another app, screen time support, as well as keyword search in Office apps. Surface Duo is Microsoft's first dual-screen Android smartphone, and it comes with a 360-degree hinge, with two separate OLED displays.

As per the Microsoft Launcher changelog on Google Play Store, (first spotted by XDA-Developers) the update comes with the firmware version 6.2.201102.92686. It is now being rolled out for Surface Duo in the US, and brings optimisations and bug fixes, shared by the report.

The update brings improvements on opening the feed page in landscape and concurrently with another app on Surface Duo. It also gets overview on a single screen and screen time support on the foldable device from Microsoft. There are improvements in app group creation flow via context menu as well as on spacing and icons' consistency in the app drawer. Users can now search via keywords in Office apps on the device.

Apart from this, there are bug fixes in the app drawer, app icon size, and folder swipe up gesture. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it will make Surface Duo available outside of the US. The foldable Android phone from the company will be available in Canada, the UK, France and Germany in early 2021.


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Sourabh Kulesh is a Chief Sub Editor at Gadgets 360. He has worked in a national daily newspaper, a news agency, a magazine and now writing technology news online. He has knowledge on a wide gamut of topics related to cybersecurity, enterprise and consumer technology. Write to sourabhk@ndtv.com or get in touch on Twitter through his handle @KuleshSourabh. More
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