Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Microsoft has abandoned the original Surface Duo and will no longer receive updates

Farewell is said to one of the most unique devices of Microsoft in this area of ​​the market, and a successor is not in sight in the future.

One of the particular devices launched by Microsoft in recent years, and which managed to succeed in a small market niche, is the Surface Duo, originally launched in 2020, and which was only three years ago said goodbye to us.

Microsoft announced that support for the operating system and security updates for Surface Duo original, because it has just reached the end of its life cycle date marked for September 10, 2023.

The Surface Duo was announced alongside the Surface Neo in October 2019, but only the Surface Duo ended up on the market, almost a year later in September 2020.

After the life cycle of the original Surface Duo, one of Redmond’s most unique devices in recent years is said goodbye, and users will have to upgrade to the latest model to continue there are all kinds of updates.

The end of the cycle is not a surprise because Microsoft was already clear about it from the original announcement, which set this date as September 10, 2023.

However, the Surface Duo isn’t easy at all. It ended up being launched with Android 10, but it did not reach the scheduled date to receive Android 11, and finally the phone received Android 12 L, thus the last update of the operating system that the device will receive .

It is a mobile phone that is not accessible to all budgets, and Microsoft had to lower its price on several occasions, because it did not achieve the expected success.

The original Surface Duo has been replaced by the Surface Duo 2, which is also not expected to receive from Redmond.

Regardless, the Surface Duo 2 will have updates until October 21, 2024, so it can still be an attractive purchase if you want to continue to have a device from this family that continues to receive updates.

It remains to be seen if Redmond dares the next version of the Surface Duo which is rumored to abandon the current hinge design.

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