Microsoft's Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 are picking up April security updates today

Surface Duo Hero 2020
Surface Duo Hero 2020 (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Surface Duo and Surface Duo each have small OS updates today.
  • Surface Duo's update is just 16.73MB, while Surface Duo 2's is 28.21MB
  • The updates are just the monthly April 1 security patch from Google, although Surface Duo 1 gets a minor fix for Miracast.

Today, Microsoft is pushing out some small OS updates for its dual-screen Android phones. The original Surface Duo and newer Surface Duo 2 are getting some small patches via the Android updater.

Historically, the updates are relatively small in size, coming in at just 16.73MB for Surface Duo and a slightly larger 28.21MB for Surface Duo 2. Previous OS updates for both phones were around 200MB, so these are likely minor tweaks or security patches. That said, the original Surface Duo has a small fix for when using Miracast.

Here are the changes for each device:

Surface Duo

  • Addresses scenarios outlined in the Android Security Bulletin—April 2022.
  • Fixes pixelated external display when screen sharing via Miracast.

Surface Duo 2

  • Addresses scenarios outlined in the Android Security Bulletin—April 2022.

On Surface Duo 2, our build number jumped from 2022.106.38 to 2022.108.8. For the original Surface Duo, the build on our unlocked phone jumped from 2022.113.26 to 2022.115.10.

So far, Microsoft has been very consistent with its promise of monthly updates for its Surface Duo devices. While there have been periods of just security patches, recent monthly updates have included improvements to the OS, gestures, touch, responsiveness, camera, and adding more inking capabilities.

Google's Android 12L OS update, optimized for dual-screen and foldable phones, is due "later this year" from Microsoft.

Recently, Microsoft dropped the price of Surace Duo 2 from $1,499 to a more desirable $999, although it is unclear if that is a temporary reduction or a new regular price to drive sales. That price cut for Surface Duo 2 can be found at, Best Buy, and Amazon.

Thanks, Wade S., for the tip!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.