Here's what's new in the Surface 3 firmware

Microsoft recently began pushing out firmware updates to both the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3, but until now it was not clear what was addressed by this update. These updates appear to bring quite a number of changes along with them, but it doesn't appear as though the update is going off without a hitch. There are a number of users who have complained of the updates causing their machine to BSOD.

Some of the fixes included in the Surface 3 update are:

  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.9037.59) improves access point compatibility and throughput on 5GHz.
  • Surface Digitizer Integration driver update (v1.0.1.1) improves pen pairing feature with newest surface pen.
  • Surface Pen Pairing driver update (v1.0.1.1) improves pen pairing feature with newest surface pen.
  • Audio Device driver update (v604.10135.7777.2109) improves audio quality with some applications.
  • I2S Audio Codec driver update (v6.2.9600.527) improves audio quality with some applications.

As for the Surface Pro 3, you'll notice:

  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware update (v38.9.50.0) improves system start-up reliability.
  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.1150.0) adds pen support in UEFI menus and improved support for 3rd party onscreen keyboards.
  • Surface Fingerprint Sensor driver update (v2.2.10.6) improves accuracy.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.9037.59) improves access point compatibility and throughput on 5GHz.
  • HD Graphics Family driver update 4331 (v20.19.15.4331) improves color calibration and system stability.

Of course, these are just a few of the changes. If you own either of these tablets, you'll want to hit the links below to see everything that has been changed with the firmware update.

Source: Microsoft (Surface 3), (Surface Pro 3)