After American tech large Microsoft introduced a brand new Floor Duo 2 this week that may ship with Android 11, the corporate has now dedicated to releasing the OS replace for the unique machine this 12 months.
A Microsoft spokesperson in a press release to The Verge, stated, “We stay dedicated to offering updates to Floor Duo, and we’re working to deliver Android 11 to current prospects earlier than the tip of this 12 months.”
That is not a agency launch date, however then there was by no means one for Android 11 on the Floor Duo. Earlier reviews steered it could land in the summertime, however as we transfer nearer to fall and there was no point out at Microsoft’s Floor occasion, it is clearly taking longer than anticipated.
It could be thrilling to see what Android 11 would deliver to the Floor Duo. Android 11 has native help for dual-screen units just like the Duo, so it ought to enhance a number of the software program experiences on the machine.
The Verge reported that giving a short have a look at the Floor Duo 2, it looks like Android 11 brings minor tweaks to Microsoft’s multitasking system, somewhat than an overhaul. The Floor Duo 2 now defaults to assuming that the right-hand display is the first one, but it surely’s not clear if that very same change will come to the unique Floor Duo.
Whereas Microsoft has shipped a variety of updates for the Floor Duo, it has nonetheless remained a reasonably buggy machine. Floor Duo customers have complained of standard points with multitasking and gestures, a display turning off throughout ebook mode, and lockups utilizing the fingerprint reader, as per The Verge.