New Surface Go firmware updates bring handful of fixes

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Microsoft has released another batch of firmware updates for the Surface Go (opens in new tab), bringing a small batch of fixes for everything from the Surface Pen to system stability. But what's curious about this batch of updates, released on February 19 (opens in new tab) according to Microsoft, is that the release notes largely mimic those of the last round of firmware updates released in November.

Here's a full look at the release notes for this week's update (via Neowin):

  • Surface Pen Firmware Update – System devices: resolves intermittent Pen top button click failure on Surface Pen with no clip, post Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
  • Surface Pen Integration Device – Human Interface Devices: enables firmware update to Surface Pen with no clip.
  • Surface UEFI – Firmware: improves system stability.
  • Surface CIF Device – System devices: improves compatibility with Windows 10 S mode.
  • Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth 4.1 – Bluetooth: improves wireless security and adds support for Bluetooth quick pairing.
  • Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Network Adapter– Network adapters: improves wireless security and Miracast support.

Note that these firmware updates only apply to the standard Surface Go; they aren't rolling out to the LTE model. If you own a Surface Go, however, you should be able to grab these updates now via Windows Update.

If you're in the market for Microsoft's budget tablet, Surface Go is available starting at $349 (opens in new tab). For more, be sure to check out our review as well.

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

  • And yet, still no fix for losing all screen brightness control without rebooting.
  • It's starting to happen to me on a semi regular basis. At first I read that certain programs can cause it to happen but now I'm not so sure.
  • Yes where's the fix for the Brightness control not working issue!!!??
  • ^ Guys, the fix is to install a graphics driver from the Intel download centre and not rely on the gimped drivers delivered through Windows Update. This isn't a new thing, in general graphics drivers from Windows Update have often been missing features or have otherwise been crippled. Either install the final legacy driver, version which includes its own control panel, or install the current DCH driver and use the control panel from the Windows store. Look on reddit or elsewhere if you need help with any of that, it's been covered many, many times.
  • I did not receive this update.