- Microsoft is reportedly working on a Surface Duo V2.
- The first-generation Surface Duo hasnâ€™t been released for sale yet.
- Microsoft will purportedly handle all Android updates for the devices.
Microsoft hasnâ€™t released the Surface Duo yet, offering a dual-screen foldable form factor and Android integration. But it now looks like the firm is already working on a follow-up device.
Android Central reports that Microsoft is now working on a â€œSurface Duo V2,â€� citing their sources close to the matter. The outlet doesnâ€™t have any more information regarding the new device though.
Nevertheless, the first-generation model shown off late last year had a Snapdragon 855 SoC. So youâ€™d assume that a chipset upgrade would be in the works, along with 5G connectivity perhaps. A move to a foldable screen would also be a logical next step for a Surface Duo V2, provided that the technology has matured sufficiently and that Microsoft isnâ€™t too committed to dual screens.
Android Central also reports that Microsoft is bringing development of Android for the Surface Duo in-house. The Redmond company was apparently relying on third-party firm Movial to develop Android for the Duo, and Movial has now been acquired by Microsoft.
Itâ€™s believed that this new in-house team will deliver post-launch firmware updates for the Surface Duo, enabling new features over time. This team is said to be responsible for Android on the Surface Duo V2 as well.
Microsoft has a mixed track record when it comes to updates on mobile devices, as Microsoft-powered phones suffered from platform reboots that left users in the lurch. In saying so, the firm has nailed PC updates for a long time now, so hopefully the Redmond company is taking this approach to the Surface Duo line.
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