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The Surface Duo's December 2021 update reportedly breaks a basic function of modern computing

The second-gen Surface Duo. (Source: Microsoft)
The second-gen Surface Duo. (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft's foldable mobile device, the Surface Duo, was debuted as a type of PC with "limitless possibilities". However, its latest software update reportedly confers a basic ability of many up-to-date computers with serious "glitches". It apparently affects numerous apps and may seriously affect productivity on the phablet.

Microsoft's Surface Duo is one of the more unique Android phones on the market, as it has 2 active displays joined by a hinge. However, this feature has not always been received as an advantage in reviews or sales figures. Now, its latest software update reportedly imparts a potentially significant bug.

This "December update" reportedly makes it much more difficult for users to copy and paste. According to a recent Reddit thread, this often crucial function often "glitches" during every step of this process. The issue has been found to affect Edge - Microsoft's first-party browser - but has also been linked to other apps on the Surface Duo.

Some users have indicated that this bug has spared their Surface Duo 2, whereas most of these reports appear to be associated with its predecessor. In one case, a user claims the issue prevents them from copying text from one screen on their Duo and pasting it to the other. Microsoft has yet to respond publicly to this new problem with its main mobile device.

The original Surface Duo is now under US$700 on Amazon

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-12-18 (Update: 2021-12-18)