Microsoft Releases Firmware Updates For Surface Tablets To Fix Critical Issues

While January saw a scattered release of firmware for the Surface tablets, the technology wizards over at Redmond have returned to their regularly scheduled programming this month.

The company has released updates for Surface slates alongside Patch Tuesday fixes, and the Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 all received new firmware improvements. However, the Surface Pro 2 release bringing the biggest amount of changes for the tablet.

Enhancements include an update to the Surface Display Panel to calibrate the tuning of its screen and improvements for two-finger touchpad use on the Type Cover 2 and Touch Cover 2.

A number of critical issues are also fixed that have affected the overall usage experience.

The firmware brings improvements for the Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter to address the Bluetooth audio bugs that some users had reported. Issues related to Bluetooth keyboard and mouse unavailability are also taken care of.

Plus, improvements in the Marvell AVASTAR 350N Wireless Network Controller resolve wireless network connectivity issues that were affecting some users.

Microsoft has not released a patch for the original Surface RT tablet this time around, by the way.

The company, however, notes that all firmware once downloaded and installed on the tablets cannot be uninstalled or reverted back to a previous version — it becomes a matter of faith, then!

Anyway, you can check out the update history pages for the Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and the Surface 2 for complete details. The firmware updates are being shipped to devices right now via the integrated Windows Update option.

Just make sure your slate is fully charged before deploying them.

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