The Surface Duo was launched with Android 10 out of the box and came with the promise of three years of Android security updates and OS upgrades. It picked up the Android 11 update in January 2022, and later in October, it was upgraded to Android 12L, which is the last Android version upgrade for the foldable. That’s just two Android version upgrades, which is unimpressive for a phone launched with a price tag of $1,399.
The Microsoft Surface Duo 2, released in October 2021 with Android 11, also came with the promise of three years of security updates and OS upgrades. It received the Android 12L update last October and will not receive any Android version upgrades and security patches after October 21, 2024. Whether or not Microsoft will release a new Android OS upgrade for the Surface Duo 2 before dropping the software support remains to be seen.