Microsoft’s take on foldable phone form factor utilizes
dual-screen design to offer a truly productivity-focused
experience. The excellent hardware quality is clearly visible
and apparent in most cases, and reviewers have also said that
Surface Duo is gloriously cool to use.
Unfortunately, owners of Surface Duo have been reporting issues
with the software and default gesture-based experience.
Ironically, the bugs flagged by users on dozens of forums
online have nothing to do with Surface Duo’s dual-screen design
The trinity of bugs in the software of the Surface Duo have
been impacting the stability of the handset and it appears to
be hitting a lot of users, including the reviewers. Bugs
probably shouldn’t come as a surprise because Surface Duo is
first-generation hardware and new form factors are usually
Fortunately, Microsoft is working on updates to address
problems with the $1,399 phone.
Earlier today, Microsoft started rolling out October 2020
update to early adopters of the Surface Duo. The latest update
comes with multiple bug fixes, but unfortunately,
users are not getting the leaked camera features in this
The October 2020 update for Surface Duo advances the system
version to 2020.910.70 and you can download it only if you
have the unlocked variant of the device. For those on AT&T,
Microsoft says the update will be out soon after it passes the
Surface Duo update comes with improvements for call stability
and experience. It also improves touch stability and Facebook
Messenger’s single-screen experience. In addition, some
users have noted that Microsoft has improved the performance of
the dual-screen optimized Edge browser.
If you’re one of the users that’s having constant trouble using
their Surface Duo phones, applying the latest update is the way
Microsoft is already working on November update for Surface
Duo, which is expected to come with bug fixes as well.