Microsoft Releases Firmware Updates For Surface 2 And Surface Pro 2 With Lots Of Improvements

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Microsoft today released December firmware updates for both its second generation Surface devices. The updates for Surface 2 and Surface Pro include improved trackpad experience and several other improvements.

Surface 2 December update change log:

  • Screen dimming during CPU intensive operations resolved.
  • Decreased charge time for batteries.
  • Two-finger trackpad use optimized.
  • Update to support additional external displays.
  • Skype video quality improved.
  • Resolved delay during restart when Bluetooth devices are connected.

Surface Pro 2 December update change log:

  • Improved system stability, including when minimizing full screen games.
  • Updated Wi-Fi driver for improved wireless display and connectivity with wireless access points.
  • Improved Surface Cover interaction including power-saving sleep functionality.
  • Color fidelity improvements for all applications.
  • Optimized two-finger trackpad use.
  • Enhanced audio experience when connected to a Display Port 1.2 device.

Surface RT December update change log:

  • Surface Home Button Driver update to optimize available system memory.
  • Surface Type Cover audio device driver update to enhance trackpad sounds for Type Cover 2.

Surface Pro update change log:

Windows 8.1

  • Wi-Fi driver (v14.69.24047.156) update for improved wireless display experience.

Find more details here and here. Update your devices through Windows update.

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  • counterblow

    dammit we need 5th core support!

  • MaelN

    I don’t feel improvement about trackpad on Surface 2.

  • Samantha Sang

    The trackpad improvement is indeed noticeable!

  • Robert Wood

    What exactly does “Improved Surface Cover interaction including power-saving sleep functionality” actually do?