Surface Go receives June firmware update with pen and touch improvements

Surface Go
Surface Go (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Surface Go has a new firmware update available.
  • The update improves pen performance.
  • It also improves touch performance.

Microsoft's Surface Go has a new firmware update available (opens in new tab). The June firmware update doesn't bring any new features but improves performance for the device and a key accessory (via WindowsBlogItalia).

As is the case with most firmware updates, it doesn't bring any new features but instead focuses on improved performance. The update brings improvements to pen support and touch support for the Surface Go. The Surface Go is a great companion device for when you're on the move thanks to its compact size and support for touch, pen, and keyboard. Any improvements to these core aspects of the device will help improve the device experience.

If you're using a Surface Go, you should be able to grab the latest firmware updates now via Windows Update. These updates are available for devices running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update or later.

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3 Comments
  • Noooice! Maybe now my pen will work consistently with bluetooth and I can write without my palm freaking out the touchscreen!
  • It's unfortunate you're having those issues. I don't have the Go but Bluetooth and palm rejection work perfectly on my older Pro 4.
  • Can I use the HD-500 display dock on my Surface Go?