Surface Duo and AMD-based Laptop 4 received November firmware updates

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The November 2021 update roundup for Surface devices continues with the original Surface Duo and AMD-based Surface Laptop joining the party. Here is what is new in the November 2021 update for the first-gen dual-screen smartphone from Microsoft and the fourth-gen Surface Laptop with AMD CPUs.

What is new in the November 2021 firmware update for Surface Duo?

As it was with the last six updates, the November 2021 firmware patch for the first-gen Surface Duo brings only general Android security fixes. Here are the version numbers for Surface Duo in North America, AT&T-locked devices, and Europe:

  • North America: 2021.1019.24;
  • AT&T: 2021.1019.25;
  • Europe: 2021.1019.26;

The update requires a puny 42MB of free space, which is no wonder considering the changelog contains only one thing:

  • The update addresses scenarios outlined in the Android Security Bulletin – November 2021.

Microsoft says Android 11 for the original Surface Duo should arrive "before the end of this year," which means Microsoft has a little more than a month to deliver its promise.

It is worth mentioning that the second-gen Surface Duo is yet to receive its November 2021 firmware update.

Surface Laptop. Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge

What is new in the November 2021 firmware update for Surface Laptop 4 (AMD)?

AMD-based Surface Laptop 4 (both 13-inch and 15-inch configurations) received its first firmware update since its release at the beginning of this year. Here is what is new.

  • The update improves stability and device reliability.
  • The update improves graphic stability and performance.
  • The update addresses critical vulnerabilities and improves system stability.
  • The update improves Surface Dock 2 connection stability and interop scenarios.
Windows Update History Device Manager
Surface - Firmware - Surface UEFI - Firmware
Surface - Firmware - Surface PD Controller - Firmware
Surface -Firmware - Surface System Aggregator - Firmware
Surface - Firmware - Surface SMF - 15 Inch
Surface - Firmware - Surface SMF - 13 Inch
Intel Corporation - Bluetooth - Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth - Bluetooth
Intel - Net - Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX201 160MHz - Network adapters
Surface – System – Surface Serial Hub Driver – System devices
Surface - Human Interface Devices - Surface Pen BLE LC Adaptation Driver - Human Interface Devices
Surface -System – Surface Integration Service Device – System devices
Surface – System – Surface Integration – System devices
Surface - Firmware - Surface Dock 2 Firmware Update - Firmware
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Display - 27.20.14053.1 AMD Radeon(TM) Graphics -Display adapter
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - System - AMD Crash Defender – System devices

The November 2021 update for Surface Laptop 4 with AMD CPUs is available for computers with Windows 10 20H2 and newer. You can download patches in Settings > Windows Update.

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Author: Taras Buria

Taras is here to cover stories about Microsoft and everything around, although sometimes he prefers Apple.

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