Microsoft news recap: Surface Duo to get 3 years of Android updates, Xbox Series X confirmed to launch in November, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft unites with other technology giants to “stay vigilant,” safeguard the 2020 U.S. election

As the US election nears, Microsoft has teamed up with other technology giants in a move in which it vows to “stay vigilant” and to work with government agencies who are working on protecting the integrity of elections.

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Microsoft’s Surface Duo will get Android updates for three years

Android devices aren’t known for receiving many updates post-launch, if they even receive any updates at all. But Microsoft has committed to providing three years of Android updates to its Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone.

Surface Duo

Microsoft sells the once-popular SlideShare website and services to Scribd

LinkedIn’s SlideShare website and services have been sold to Scribd, although the website will remain live and the integration with LinkedIn will continue, at least for the near future.

SlideShare app icon.
SlideShare app icon.

Microsoft confirms Xbox Series X will launch in November

Whilst November was the anticipated timeframe for Microsoft’s next gaming console release, it has now been confirmed that the Xbox Series X is set to launch this November.

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.