Surface, Surface 2 And Surface Pro Get A New Set Of Improvements

The second week of a new month in the Microsoft world is always filled with software and firmware updates for many of its products, and this one is no different.

Along with November’s Patch Tuesday updates, Redmond has also rolled out firmware updates for three of its four tablets, implementing a new round of improvements for the original Surface and Surface 2, along with the Surface Pro — leaving only the Surface Pro 2 as the odd one out.

Details of each firmware update have been posted on the support page of each tablets.

Surface 2, powered by Windows RT 8.1 has received the most improvements. The slate gets an overall system performance boost to go with stability improvements in this update. Camera and battery life are also in on the action, though improvements to these two parts of the device are unspecified.

Microsoft has also provided an audio update, along with an enhanced WiFi and Bluetooth experience. Same goes for the Type and Touch Covers for the aforementioned tablet.

The original Surface slate also gets a firmware update that allows is to use the Japanese Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2. This feature has also been added to the Surface Pro firmware for Windows 8.

Windows 8.1 users on the Surface Pro, however, will be getting two more improvements via firmware. The first of which updates the LifeCam driver that increases the TrueColor fidelity. And the second upgrades the WiFi and Bluetooth drivers for better performance and stability.

You can take a look at the complete details on the Surface, Surface 2 and Surface Pro support pages.

  • Robert Trance

    Next they must improve: Music app!! It is nice, it has good service bundled in, but some playlists get dismissed…..huuhhhh!