Surface Go 2 gets first firmware updates since release

Surface Go 2
Surface Go 2 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Surface Go 2 received its first firmware updates today.
  • These updates focus on improving connection reliability for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • Surface Go 2 is available now (opens in new tab) starting at $400.

Microsoft's new Surface Go 2 only just went on sale today, but it's already getting its first firmware updates. These day-one updates aren't large in number, but they hone in on improving both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Here's a look at what's new, according to Microsoft's Surface Update History (opens in new tab):

  • Intel - net – Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 160MHz – Network Adapters - improve connection reliability.
  • Intel Corporation –Bluetooth – Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth – Bluetooth - improve connection reliability.

Surface Go 2 is the first big update to Microsoft's tiniest available Surface. It brings a slightly larger display in the same size body as the original Surface go. It also adds new chips to the mix, including an impressive option for a version with Intel's Core m3 processor.

If you get your hands on a Surface Go 2 this week, you can grab today's firmware updates now via Windows Update.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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

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