Yesterday, Microsoft released new firmware updates for the Surface 3. The update will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 2/4/2016” when you view the update history on your Surface 3.
February 2016 Surface 3 Firmware: What’s Included
Here’s a list of what’s included with the February update package…
- Surface UEFI update (v1.51116.78.0) recalibrates touch panel.
- Surface Touch Controller Firmware update (v126.96.36.199) recalibrates touch panel.
- Surface Platform Power Driver update (v188.8.131.52) improves charging.
Nothing earth-shattering. Basically just two updates for the touchscreen and one to (hopefully) improve battery charging times which have been pretty bad (check out the battery charge test benchmarks near the bottom of the article).
As usual, Microsoft will be rolling the update out in waves; so, if you haven’t seen it already, just give it a day or two and it will appear.
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