Surface 3 new firmware update improves Wi-Fi and camera stability

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Microsoft unveiled its Surface 3, a 2-in-1 tablet, back in March 31, 2015. This device hit the stores on May 5, 2015 and it seems it sold pretty well. The Surface 3 has been released with an x86 Intel Atom system-on-chip (SoC) architecture, while its predecessor, the Surface 2, came with ARM architecture (NVIDIA Tegra).

The Surface 3 runs on Windows 10 and Microsoft has just released a new firmware update for this device. First of all, you should know that this firmware update came with improvements to the device’s proximity sensor for Wi-Fi and broadband connections. In addition, the Surface 3 has received some improvements to the Surface Pen Settings, the camera, UEFI and more.

Surface 3 Firmware Update: Change log

  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware: v1.0.52500.0 improves the proximity sensor for mobile broadband and Wi-Fi connections;
  • Surface UEFI: v1.51116.178.0 brings commercial UEFI features, but it also improves the stability of the on-screen keyboard;
  • Surface Pen Settings: v12.0.303.1 comes with improvements to the stability of the pen settings and also prepares it for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update;
  • Intel(R) AVStream Camera: v21.10586.6053.549 comes with improvements for the stability of the camera;
  • Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2401: v21.10586.6053.549 is improving the stability of the camera;
  • Microsoft Camera Front: v21.10586.6053.549 is improving the stability of the camera;
  • Microsoft Camera Rear: v21.10586.6053.549 is improving the stability of the camera;
  • Surface Platform Power Driver: v2.1.65.1 is improving battery charging.

You can get the Surface 3 firmware update by heading to your device’s Settings >Update & Security. Once the installation is complete, you will notice all improvements that we’ve mentioned above.

Have you updated your Surface 3 yet? Tell us your thoughts about the latest firmware for the Surface 3 in the comment section below.

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