It’s 2022 and the Surface Duo is finally getting Android 11
Earlier this month, my colleague Monica Chin published an article headlined “It’s 2022, and the Surface Duo still doesn’t have Android 11,” pointing out that Microsoft hadn’t brought Android 11 to the dual-screen phone despite it being in September said it was working on delivering the Android version by the end of 2021. That’s finally changing, as Microsoft has started rolling out Android 11 for unlocked Surface Duos in North America and Europe, as reported by 9to5Google.
Not every Surface Duo will get the update right away; if you have a Surface Duo linked to AT&T, it sounds like you’ll have to wait a little longer. “For locked or unlocked AT&T Surface Duos, we are testing this release and awaiting final validation,” said Microsoft’s page about the update.
Now the wait begins for Android 12 – which still hasn’t arrived on the Surface Duo 2. according to Windows CentralMicrosoft apparently plans to bring Android 12L, which is designed to improve the Android 12 experience on larger screens, to Surface Duo devices at some point.