Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is now getting Windows 11 But There’s a Catch

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 runs on Snapdragon 888 SoC and uses Android OS as the operating system. Well, if you are a Duo 2 user, you can get your hands on Windows 11 OS on the device although we assure you that it should be at your own risk.

Popular developer Gustave Monce has launched the Windows 11 initial package containing an extensive list of drivers to support its hardware features. Here’s more.

Windows 11 OS Arrives on Microsoft Surface Duo 2

Gustave Monce, a popular developer in the Windows OS space, released the initial package of Windows 11 for Surface Duo 2. He launched the v2211.16 package consisting of drivers that you would need after upgrading to Windows 11 on the device.

As per Windows Central, getting Windows 11 OS on the Surface Duo series isn’t difficult as it runs on Snapdragon processors based on ARM. However, getting drivers to run all the hardware and sensors is a task and that’s where Gustave’s latest package published on Github comes into play.

Microsoft Surface Duo 2

It is the first version of the drivers and is in a very early stage. Github’s page does have the entire project with all the allied information including the list of drivers that are operational and non-operational once you get Windows 11 onboard.

As said, only one of the eight cores of the Snapdragon 888 SoC is operational at the moment. Apart from that, you’ll lose the NFC payments feature as well as breach a warranty of any kind. You will need to back up the data before beginning the installation process so that’s something you will need to keep in mind.

What’s Running And What’s Not?

As per Gustave’s Github listing, there are a few features that are working while some aren’t. The UFS, Left Display Panel, Side Buttons, batteries 1 & 2, Modern Standby, USB, Charger, and Lid Hall Sensor are working. Only one of the eight cores on the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC is working at the moment.

The list of features that aren’t working at the moment is huge. It includes Bluetooth, Vibration Motor, GPS, Miracast, WiFi, GPU, sensors, NFC, fingerprint scanner, camera sensors, ToF sensor, Cellular Calls, Right Display Panel, and a lot more. You can check out more information about the same here.

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