July 2016 firmware update for Surface 3

[German]Microsoft has released recently a few firmware updates for Surface tablet PCs. Currently a July 2016 firmware update for Surface 3 is in preparation.


Advertising

The firmware update shall improve battery usage, reliability, camera, sensors and UEFI. The Update History page still doesn’t give a clue about this update. But there is a Technet article from Juli 19, 2016 with a few hints.

Surface 3
(Surface 3, Source: Microsoft)

Currently it seems, that the firmware update isn’t available via Windows Update, but should be arrive in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 within a few days. Downloading the zip archive files from the following links is possible.

Surface 3 Wi-Fi
Surface 3 LTE

After unzipping the archive files, the following drivers and firmware packages are available.


Advertising

Windows 10

  • Surface Pen Settings (v12.0.303.1) enhances pen setting driver stability and prepares for Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
  • Surface Platform Power Driver (v2.1.65.1) improves battery charging.
  • Intel(R) AVStream Camera (v21.10586.6053.549) improves reliability of the Camera.
  • Microsoft Camera Front (v21.10586.6053.549) improves reliability of the Camera.
  • Microsoft Camera Rear (v21.10586.6053.549) improves reliability of the Camera.
  • Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2401 (v21.10586.6053.549) improves reliability of the Camera.
  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware (v1.0.52500.0) improve proximity sensor for cellular and wifi.
  • Surface UEFI (v1.51116.178.0) adds Commercial UEFI features and fixes for OSK.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics (v20.19.15.4424) improves system performance in some applications.

Windows 8.1

  • Surface Platform Power Driver (v2.1.65.1) improves battery charging.
  • Intel(R) USB 3.0 Host Controller Adaptation Driver (v603.9600.2588.2097) fixes USB Device enumeration coming out of CS.
  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware (v1.0.52500.0) improves proximity sensor for cellular and wifi.
  • Surface UEFI (v1.51116.178.0) adds commercial UEFI features and fixes for OSK.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics (v20.19.15.4424) improves system performance in some applications.

(via)

Similar articles:
Firmware-Update for Surface Book/Surface Pro 4
‘Akku gate’: Surface Pro 3 and the “sudden” battery dead
Firmware-Updates for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book
Surface Pro 3: Fix Miracast issue with Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter
January firmware updates for Microsoft’s Surface Pro family
Official source for Surface recovery image downloads


Advertising


This entry was posted in Update, Windows and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to July 2016 firmware update for Surface 3

  1. Günter Born says:

    Addendum: Some users informed me, that the firmware update was installed yesterday via Windows Update

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *