In 2021, Google announced Android 12, its latest operating system. However, for those who own Microsoft’s Surface Duo, it feels almost ancient considering the fact that the phone is actually still running on Android 10. This is despite the fact that it was launched in 2020 when Android 11 was released.
There is some good news though, because speaking to The Verge, Microsoft has confirmed that they will be bringing Android 11 to the Surface Duo by the end of the year.
In a statement made by a Microsoft spokesperson, “We remain committed to providing updates to Surface Duo, and we’re working to bring Android 11 to existing customers before the end of this year.” We’re not sure why they’re only upgrading to Android 11 when Android 12 should already be available soon, but either way it should be an update to look forward to.
This is because Android 11 is expected to bring better support for dual screened devices, so we expect that there should be some improvements following the update.
As for Android 12, Microsoft did promise at least three years of OS and security updates for the Surface Duo, so it will eventually get updated to Android 12, but when exactly is anyone’s guess.