It appears that Microsoft's foldable dual-screen smartphone has been abandoned, at least from an external perspective. The Surface Duo last received a major software update in October 2022, when Android 12L was released. Since then, there has been little activity regarding new features and bug fixes.
Microsoft is working on ARM-based Surface Go 4 and 11-inch Surface Pro
According to reports, Microsoft is preparing to launch a new version of the Surface Go tablet this year. This will be the first time the tablet will be built on ARM processors. The new device, codenamed Tanta, will come with a Snapdragon 7c chip as its standard processor. The shift to ARM technology is expected to result in a longer battery life, while maintaining similar performance levels.
All future Surface devices may ship with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU)
Rumors say that Microsoft is about to integrate a neural processor (Neural Processing Unit, NPU) into all future Surface devices. This component will significantly speed up calculations related to artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Microsoft has announced the release of the second-generation Surface Hub 2S
This new device is designed for modern workplaces and is a collaborative computing device that can be used for video conferencing, digital whiteboarding, and other collaborative activities. The Surface Hub 2S has a 50-inch & 85-inch 4K+ resolution display that can be rotated between portrait and landscape modes. The second generation of Surface Hub 2S will be released in 2023 along with a new version of Windows dubbed "Teams Rooms on Windows".
These are updates in the Microsoft’s Surface device family
Microsoft holds the Surface event, and reveals updates to the device family. As expected, the company announced the Surface Pro 9, along with merge of the Surface Pro X with the main Surface Pro line. The new Surface Pro 9 is now the first device that include processor options from both Intel and Qualcomm/ARM. There are also Surface Studio 2+ with 11th gen Intel processor and NVIDIA RTX graphics, and Surface Laptop 5 with 12th Generation Intel Processors.
Intel has confirmed UEFI BIOS source code leak for Alder Lake processors
Intel has confirmed the leak of the 12th Gen Intel Core (Alder Lake) UEFI BIOS source code. It includes 5.97 GB of data, including source codes, private keys, changelogs, and compilation tools. The most recent file is dated September 30, 2022.
Microsoft may be working on a Surface Gaming laptop
Looks like the Surface family of thin and lightweight laptops is getting a different option. Rumors say that the company is working on a new device which will become the first gaming laptop in the line.
Rumor: Microsoft will merge the Surface Pro X and Surface Pro lineup this fall
Microsoft will reportedly merge the Surface Pro X and Surface Pro lineup together this fall. So instead of Surface Pro X, they will start selling Surface Pro 9 with Intel and ARM hardware options.
A consumer version of Surface Go 4 may get an ARM64 CPU
Microsoft is considering using an ARM64 processor in the next generation of the Surface Go tablet. The company exposes its interest in the ARM platform, so there is a chance for Surface Go 4 to have an ARM64-based consumer version.
Microsoft reduces latency in Xbox Cloud Gaming and adds mouse and keyboard support
Xbox Cloud Gaming, also known as Project xCloud, is getting support mouse and keyboard. Microsoft recommends all devs to update their products where required. Besides, the company offers new API to improve streaming latency.