Microsoft releases new firmware updates for many of its Surface devices

Microsoft has quietly released new firmware updates for many of its Surface devices, from the 2014 Surface Pro 3 to the 2018 Surface Pro 6 (via Windows Blog Italia). Among the most recent devices, only the Surface Go and its LTE variant didn’t get some love this time around, but Microsoft didn’t forget popular models like the Surface Pro 4 or the Surface 3.

You can find all details about these new driver updates on Microsoft’s Surface support website, but you can check what’s new for the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Book 2 below.

Surface Pro 6

  • Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth 15.68.9127.58: improves system security.
  • Intel (R) AVStream Camera 2500 – Camera 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Intel (R) UHD Graphics 620 and 640 – Display adapter 25.20.100.6471: improves system stability and performance, when resuming from sleep.
  • Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller: Network adapters 15.68.9127.58 – improves system security.
  • Intel (R) Control Logic – System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Microsoft Camera Front– System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Microsoft IR Camera Front– System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Microsoft Camera Rear– System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Intel (R) CIO2 Host Controller – System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Intel (R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 – System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Telemetry Surface System – System 4.0.0.0: resolves an error code in Device Manager under Surface System Telemetry.
  • Realtek USB 3.0 Card Reader – Universal Serial Bus controllers 10.0.17763.31246: improves battery life while using SD card during Connected Standby.

Surface Laptop 2

  • Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth 15.68.9127.58: improves system security.
  • Intel (R) AVStream Camera 2500 – Camera 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Intel (R) UHD Graphics 620 – Display adapter 25.20.100.6471: improves system stability and performance, when resuming from sleep.
  • Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller: Network adapters 15.68.9127.58: improves system security.
  • Intel (R) Control Logic – System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Microsoft Camera Front– System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Microsoft IR Camera Front– System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Intel (R) CIO2 Host Controller – System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Intel (R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 – System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Telemetry Surface System – System 4.0.0.0: resolves an error code in Device Manager under Surface System Telemetry.

Surface Book 2

  • Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth 15.68.9127.58: improves system security.
  • Intel (R) AVStream Camera 2500 – Camera 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Intel (R) UHD Graphics 620 – Display adapter 25.20.100.6472: improves system stability and performance, when resuming from sleep.
  • Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller – Network adapters 15.68.9127.58: improves system security.
  • Intel (R) Control Logic – System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Microsoft Camera Front– System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Microsoft Camera Rear– System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Microsoft IR Camera Front– System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Intel (R) CIO2 Host Controller – System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Intel (R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 – System devices 30.15063.6.8611: improves camera performance.
  • Surface System Telemetry – System devices 4.0.0.0: resolves an error code in Device Manager under Surface System Telemetry.

As usual, these new firmware updates should roll out gradually to Surface owners, so don’t worry if you’re not seeing them immediately in Windows Update. Anyway, it’s nice to see that Microsoft keeps supporting old devices released up to five years ago: This is now the second firmware update this year for the 2014 Surface Pro 3, a device that served as a basis for all Surface Pro models until the 2018 Surface Pro 6. Microsoft is now rumored to be working on a heavily-redesigned Surface Pro tablet that could be released later this year, and this one could have more rounder corners like the one found on the Surface Go.

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