New Surface Go firmware update fixes display calibration issues

Surface Go
Surface Go (Image credit: Windows Central)

Microsoft this week began rolling out a fresh firmware update for Surface Go devices, bringing tweaks to the display calibration. Specifically, the update adjusts power setting behaviors after installing the Windows 10 October 2018 update.

Here's a look at what's new (opens in new tab) (via Neowin):

  • Generic IO & Memory Access - System: 1.5.1.0 improves display calibration addressing incorrect power setting behaviors associated with Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

This is the first firmware update that Surface Go has seen since one focused on system stability rolled out to the device in early August.

Given Microsoft pulled the October 2018 Update shortly after releasing it to the public, most Surface Go owners are unlikely to have experienced any incorrect power setting behaviors unless they went out of their way to install the update ahead of time. Still, it's an important tweak to get out the door before the October 2018 Update resumes its public rollout.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

3 Comments
  • I didn't go out of my way to update, It was an available update for me the day it pushed out. And yes I am having major power issues, so this is very, very welcome indeed. Edit: Not seeing it yet though. Hope soon.
  • Has anyone received it yet?
  • I've noticed power issues as well. Hope this fixes it.