According to the latest reports, Microsoft seems to be more and more likely to miss their custom deadline, which is to provide Android 11 system updates for the first generation of Surface Duo before the end of 2021. This is especially distressing when Samsung is already pushing Android 12 to mobile phones of the same year.
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However, according to Zac Bowden and Daniel Rubino in the Windows Central podcast, Microsoft should not be blamed. Users of the first generation of Surface Duo may finally enjoy the upgrade treatment in January 2022. Windows Central said that Microsoft is currently testing the Android 11 system on Surface Duo devices.
The build version of Android 11 has been self-hosted by Microsoft employees on internal Surface Duo devices for some time. In addition, Bowden revealed that he believes that the final version was also passed to Google, but due to Google’s own policies, it must be verified before entering consumer devices. The Christmas holiday and the fact that Google and Microsoft are both on vacation also means that verification will be delayed, which is why there is a long wait.
Although Microsoft promised to provide a three-year system update for Surface Duo, the release of Android 11 has always been a source of anxiety for Microsoft fans. IT Home is informed that the Surface Duo is equipped with the Android 10 system. Microsoft said in September this year that the initial dual-screen device will get the Android 11 system update before the end of 2021.
However, this time has now passed, just like the initial summer time frame that the company had previously hinted at. However, Microsoft did bring some of the visual design elements of Android 11 to the original Surface Duo through the recent launcher update, which gave the community some additional hope.