Microsoft is promising 3 years of Android updates for Surface Duo
Microsoft is promising 3 years of Android updates for Surface Duo

Microsoft has pledged to support its new Surface Duo dual-screen phone with Android updates within three years.

"Surface Duo will receive support for operating system and security updates within three years," a spokesperson for the US software giant told The Verge on Thursday. When users buy a dual-screen Android phone ($ 1,399), they can guarantee it has the latest Android version for three years. This of course also includes updates to Microsoft's Android launcher on the device as well as other software improvements that can be made in the coming months and years.

This aligns with a similar commitment recently made by Samsung to support the third-generation Android update for the Galaxy S10 and later, with the exception of the Galaxy A series phones, on Google's three-year commitment to Pixel phones. Google has been providing Android updates for at least three years since the device was first introduced to the company's store.

Microsoft is thought to welcome this step, especially in these years when Android has faced the challenges of updating and security support. Thanks to the efforts of Google, the release of Android updates is improving rapidly as Android 10 is the fastest among all the Android system versions so far.

Microsoft's new commitment didn't start until the day after it announced plans to launch the phone on September 10. This means that the device may be available before the Samsung (Galaxy ZFold 2) phone is released. The South Korean giant has confirmed that it will deliver its first orders from September 1.

Microsoft's first Android phone has two independent 5.6-inch OLED screens with a resolution of 1800 x 1350 pixels and a 4: 3 aspect ratio.

The two displays are connected by a 360-degree hinge to create a larger 8.1-inch PixelSense-Fusion display with a resolution of 2700 x 1800 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3: 2.

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