We've just been made aware of an update that's currently rolling out to the Surface 3. According to Windows Update, we're looking at new firmware for August 8. Unfortunately, the update itself on our device is muddled with other updates that have yet to be installed from previous releases so we'll have to hold out until Microsoft updates its Surface Update history page to learn more.

Surface 3

You can check for updates on your Surface 3 by heading into Settings > Update & Security and hit "Check for updates". Let us know in the comments if you happen to have eagle vision and spot anything new post-updating.

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Update: Microsoft has now revealed the change log for the Surface 3 firmware update. First there's what's in the new firmware for Windows 10 users:

  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware - v1.0.52500.0 improve proximity sensor for mobile broadband and Wi-Fi connections.
  • Surface UEFI - v1.51116.178.0 adds commercial UEFI features and improves stability of the on-screen keyboard.
  • Surface Pen Settings - v12.0.303.1 improves the stability of the pen settings and prepares for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
  • Intel(R) AVStream Camera - v21.10586.6053.549 improves the stability of the camera.
  • Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2401 - v21.10586.6053.549 improves the stability of the camera.
  • Microsoft Camera Front - v21.10586.6053.549 improves the stability of the camera.
  • Microsoft Camera Rear- v21.10586.6053.549 improves the stability of the camera.
  • Surface Platform Power Driver - v2.1.65.1 improves battery charging.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics - v20.19.15.4424 improves system performance in some applications.

The 4G LTE version of the Surface 3 from Verizon also got this small addition:

  • Surface IA7260 Firmware Update - v1544.02.00.28 improves modem stability.

Surface 3 owners who are still using Windows 8.1 got these improvements:

  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware - v1.0.52500.0 improves proximity sensor for mobile broadband and Wi-Fi connections.
  • Surface UEFI - v1.51116.178.0 adds commercial UEFI features and improves stability of the on-screen keyboard.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics - v20.19.15.4424 improves system performance in some applications.
  • Surface Platform Power Driver - v2.1.65.1 improves battery charging.
  • Intel(R) USB 3.0 Host Controller Adaptation Driver - v603.9600.2588.2097 improves USB device enumeration when the device resumes operation from sleep or hibernation.