Owners of Microsoft’s new Surface Pro X are getting a new pack of updates this week. Spotted by WindowsBlogItalia, the firmware updates are coming to Microsoft’s debut ARM-based Surface Pro as part of the April 2020 rollup.
The release is the third firmware update for the Surface Pro X since it launched last November. As usual, the release focuses on improving system performance and service reliability.
Looking at the changelog (see below), the firmware package is mostly focused on improving various Qualcomm hardware components.
The Surface Pro X is Microsoft’s first proprietary foray into Windows 10 on ARM. ARM is provided by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx running under the box. Furthermore, the Surface Pro X is the first ever Windows device to a full AI engine. Surface Pro X leverages the 8cx to have Instant On and LTE Advanced Pro.
- “Qualcomm(R) Adreno (TM) 680 GPU: 26.18.0901.8000 improves the Teams app experience.
- Qualcomm(R) Bluetooth UART Transport Driver: 1.0.830.0 improves BT connection reliability.
- Qualcomm(R) Bus Device: 1.0.1000.0000 improves system stability.
- Qualcomm(R) Hexagon (TM) 690 DSP: 1.0.1020.1000 improves system stability.
- Qualcomm(R) Spectra (TM) 390 ISP: 1.0.900.0 improves system stability while using the camera.
- Qualcomm(R) Spectra (TM) 390 ISP: 1.0.900.1 improves system stability while the using camera.
- Qualcomm(R) System Manager Device: 1.0.820.0 improves system stability.
- Qualcomm(R) System Manager Device: 1.0.900.0 improves system stability.
- Qualcomm(R) Wi-Fi B/G/N/AC (2×2) Svc: 1.0.860.0 improves connection reliability.
- Surface Camera AVStream Mini Driver: 1.0.900.1 improves system stability while using the camera.
- Surface Hid Mini Driver: 184.108.40.206 improves system stability.
- Surface Integration Driver: 220.127.116.11 improves adaptive brightness.
- Surface Light Sensor: 18.104.22.168 improves adaptive brightness.
- Surface Radio Monitor: 22.214.171.124 improves connectivity performance in the tablet mode.
- Surface UEFI: 3.462.140.0 improves system stability.”
Importantly, Microsoft points out the firmware update is arriving in stages. In other words, “not every Surface will receive the update at the same time”. However, the company says the roll out won’t take long so all users should expect the update soon.