Microsoft Surface 2 update exterminates bugs

Microsoft Surface 2 update exterminates bugs
Back on December 10th, Microsoft issued a firmware update for the Microsoft Surface 2, but had to pull it not too long afterwards because it led to issues with the tablet. At the time, Microsoft said that it would try again to send out the update after the holidays. Those who experienced problems with their slate after the aborted update, have finally received a bug fix on Sunday that corrects those issues.

These issues included problems with battery life, as some complained that their batteries were draining faster than before the update. Others complained that their Surface 2 would shut down completely when the cover was closed, instead of going into sleep mode as designed. Others said that their tablets would just stay on with the cover closed. Those Surface 2 owners who were not affected will not notice any changes to their devices from the update.

Meanwhile, Microsoft says that it is getting ready to push out the replacement to the original update for those who did not receive it, or suffered the issues that took place after the first attempt to distribute it. Microsoft also had an earlier problem with the Microsoft Surface 2. An attempt to push out an update for Windows RT 8.1, caused some units to freeze.

source: PCWorld via MicrosoftNews, WMPowerusers

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Surface 2
  • Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 3.5 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 4, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB



1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

W8 pro tablets = Smart tablets... Everything else = Dumb tablets... Of course that's just my opinion...

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Did you buy surface 2? Put your money where your mouth is. Turd.

3. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

let me guess: sfb as for samsung fanboy? :D

5. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013


8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I almost did, got an asus 10.1, windows 8.1 tablet instead because of refurbrished pricing. It is a terrific unit, with other circumstances would have had me pick up a surface.

4. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I mean everytime when I tried to buy a surface, microsoft announce a new surface. This is a fast cycle of tablet launch and MS is not known for fast releases. Not to mention how horrible the sales numbers were for surface 1 and 2.

6. Rockbottom

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Considering now there's a Surface Pro Version 2 out there with a better processor inside than what originally shipped, they scare there potential buyers away cause of buyer's remorse. Least for me. I want one, but I feel i'd buy it and something would change next month with it.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

at double the price to, with the pro you are getting a pc not really a tablet, or a full blown pc in tablet form. While with the surface, you are getting RT, the Arm version. If you have used a droid or ipad tablet it is the same as going from a pc - droid or imac to ipad. As well the surface 2 or even surface, can more than hold its own against other 'real tablets' with hits hardware support that other tablets simply dont have, mainly full usb.

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