Surface Go firmware updates bring Surface Pen and security fixes

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Surface Go (Image credit: Windows Central)

Microsoft is rolling out another batch of firmware fixes for its budget Surface Go tablet, bringing fixes for the Surface Pen, the addition of Bluetooth quick pairing, and more. In all, there are seven updates to pick up, all of which began rolling out on November 9 – though they were only just posted to the Surface Update History tracker this week (via Neowin).

Here's a look at all of what's new:

  • 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 security and stability and ensures display of the On-Screen Keyboard during BitLocker unlock prompts at boot.
  • 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.
  • Surface Power Delivery – Firmware: improves external monitor display compatibility with some USB-C to HDMI adapters.

If you're using a Surface Go, these updates should be available to grab now via Windows Update for PCs on the Window 10 April 2018 update or later.

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