Surface Duo is Microsoft’s big bet in the Android hardware field, but the first-generation model is more like an experimental product. It is no secret that the software giant is still working hard to improve it. However, one of the most anticipated updates is the debut of Android 11, because when Google is already finalizing Android 12, the Surface Duo is still running Android 10.
According to Microsoft observer Zach Bowden, the company is now working on finishing touches to the Surface Duo’s Android 11 system update, although the expected release time has changed recently.
Android 11 was originally planned to be launched for Surface Duo in August, but recently, the release target has been changed to September or October. If you want to know why it’s all very simple. Microsoft also plans to launch a new generation of Surface Duo this year, so the debut of the device is likely to be done when the Android 11 update is ready.
In other words, Microsoft hopes to announce that Surface Duo 2 will be equipped with an updated Android 11 system from the beginning, and the original Surface Duo will also be updated shortly thereafter. Microsoft usually releases new Surface devices every fall, either in October or November, so it will be interesting to see if the release time of Android 11 is different.
But now, it is obvious that Surface Duo needs Android 11 because this new operating system has further improved the experience of dual-screen devices in almost all areas. The dual-screen function is not practical. This is also the biggest slot of many Duo users. As for Surface Duo 2, although some people may be disappointed that Android 12 is not pre-installed, Microsoft may stick to the more mature Android 11 just to make sure everything is working properly.