Microsoft's Surface Duo phone, which is now available for pre-order in the US, will come with an unlocked bootloader. The device will receive software updates for 3 years.
The Surface Duo device is yet another attempt by Microsoft to enter the smartphone market. Surface Duo is the dual-screen, foldable Android device. The device is running a customized Android 10 version with its own Duo UI shell.
Microsoft is going support its Surface Duo devices for three years, shipping OS and security updates. This also means that it should receive Android 11.
Microsoft also confirmed to us that the Surface Duo will have an unlockable bootloader. This means that enthusiasts will be able to get root permissions, and create firmware mods.
Microsoft will start shipping Surface Duo on September 10, 2020. The starting price of $1,399 for the 128GB model. You can also get the 256GB device for $1,499. It is possible to pre-order it from Microsoft Store, Best Buy, and AT&T. The latter one sells it with a payment plan and some additional software.
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