When we say November update, we mean the November Security Patch and not the long-awaited upgrade to Android 11. Despite launching in September 2020, the original Surface Duo is still running on Android 10, the same version of Android that it launched with. This is simply not good enough for a device that cost $1,400 when it first launched and considering that Microsoft has the resources to do so much better.
If you are wondering what the update has up its sleeve this is what the changelog says:
“Addresses scenarios outlined in the Android Security Bulletin – November 2021.”
And that’s all she wrote, so to speak. The update weighs in at just 47.74MB, which again tells the whole story. This November update bumps the build numbers of the Surface Duo up to the following:
- 2021.1019.24 (North America)
- 2021.1019.26 (Europe)
- 2021.1019.25 (AT&T Locked Device)
When will Microsoft eventually roll out the Android 11 update to the Surface Duo? Before the end of 2021 according to the last report, so there are just 7 weeks or so to go at most unless there’s a delay.