Microsoft is reportedly giving many surface PCs more years of firmware updates. With this new development, it means that it is up from the four years that was originally offered by the company.
Microsoft Surface PCs Firmware Updates
Microsoft Surface PCs that have been shipped on or after January 1st, 2021 will now be getting at least six years of driver and firmware updates, as per a Microsoft support document that was reported on by Windows Central. The company, Microsoft, prior to this had only said that it would support devices with at least four years of those very updates from when it is they first came out, as you can now see in an archived version of the document.
What the Recent Change of Microsoft Means
The change in question simply means that, as of this moment, the Surface Pro 7 Plus, Surface Laptop 4, Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Go 3, Surface Pro X Wi-Fi, Surface Laptop SE, Surface Laptop 5, Surface Laptop Go 2, Surface Pro 9, Surface Studio 2 Plus, Surface Go 4, Surface Laptop Go 3, and Surface Laptop Studio 2 will all be getting at least six years of updates, per the support page of Microsoft. (You can even see a chart with the end-of-service dates of Microsoft for all of its currently supported Surface devices there.)
Other Firms to Take Up On Similar Decisions
This move of Microsoft is not quite as generous as the recent decision of Google to give Chromebooks that were released back in 2021 or later 10 years of automatic updates. Still, I am in great support of any ways that tech firms can extend the life of their products, so I am really excited that Microsoft made this very change.
The former Windows and Surface chief of Microsoft, Panos Panay, left Microsoft for Amazon back in September.
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