Microsoft starts rolling out new Surface Pro 2 firmware to some users

Some Surface Pro 2 owners are reporting that Microsoft has quietly released a new firmware update for the recent Windows 8.1 tablet this weekend, about a month after the last such patch was pulled by the company after installation and battery issues were discovered by some owners.

ZDNet reports that some Surface Pro 2 users have reported receiving the updates on Twitter or on message boards. However, the report also states, via unnamed sources at Microsoft, that this may just be a partial update for the tablet, or one of many such releases that will be sent out.

Earlier this week, as part of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a firmware update for the older Surface Pro, but oddly not for any of the other Surface models. So far, the Surface Pro 2 update history page shows no indication that a new firmware patch has been released.

There's no word as to why Microsoft has released a Surface Pro 2 firmware update that is out of sync from its normal schedule. We have contacted the company to get a comment on this situation and will update this post when or if we receive a response.

Source: ZDNet | Image via Microsoft

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Surface Pro 2 users do need a stable firmware update. Currently most of the SP2 users are facing weird issues, especially after the December update.
Hope Microsoft releases update soon.

georgevella said,
^ why do you guys sound so, dunno, needy for a firmware? Are there some urgent hardware issues/problems?
From what I've read users have a range of issues from none to not able to boot w/o being plugged in. Of the ones having issues I think the most prominent has been only 2-3 hours of battery life at best.