Microsoft Surface RT gets its first software update — improves speed
The first update for Microsoft’s Surface RT landed yesterday, bringing some much needed speed improvements — apps now open a lot quicker
The first series of updates landed for the Surface RT on Wednesday, adding some much needed speed improvements and plugging several security holes.
Apps now open noticeably quicker but the often-reported audio bug affecting some devices has apparently not yet been fixed.
Microsoft has also patched up a series of security holes. Your device should notify you once the updates are ready for download.
Launched earlier this month, Microsoft’s Surface RT slate is a beautifully designed piece of kit that’s aggressively priced and positioned as a hybrid device, marrying the idea of a netbook and tablet together as one.
The jury’s still out on whether the company has actually achieved this, with opinion divided across the board. Know Your Mobile’s Paul Briden isn’t sold on the Surface RT, finding its ‘fancy pants’ gesture-based controls highly unintuitive – check out his Mobile Talk piece here.
The build quality and presence of the Surface RT cannot be doubted though – it's a truly awesome-looking device to behold despite its foibles. The display is bright and detailed, the build quality is second to none, and it also supports USB and microSD cards.
Our full review of the Surface RT goes live tomorrow, so be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds over the next 24 hours for that.