Surface Duo gets performance improvements with April 2021 update

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Microsoft is now rolling out a new firmware update for the Surface Duo. The latest release brings a bunch of performance and stability improvements. There are also bug fixes to address the issues with the notification badge of apps and wallpapers on the Surface Duo (via Windows Central).

The April 2021 update will bump up the latest Surface Duo software version up to 2021.314.91 and you can find the full changelog below:

  • Addresses scenarios outlined in the Android Security Bulletin – April 2020.
  • Improves device stability and UI stability.
  • Improves device performance when opening and closing apps, accessing your recent apps, or swiping up to see all your apps.
  • Fixes the scenario where the wallpaper was not appearing after unlocking Surface Duo.
  • Fixes the scenario where a notification badge appears on top of a running app and causes the screen to turn black.

As usual, this firmware update is gradually rolling out to the unlocked version of the Surface Duo, which means that it will be a while before all users see it. However, the owners of the AT&T version of the devices might have to wait slightly longer for these updates.

In case you missed it, Microsoft announced last week that its Surface Duo smartphone is coming to business and education customers in more markets. It is now available in 9 European countries, including Belgium, Austria, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Ireland, Sweden, Netherlands, and Switzerland.