Microsoft releases new firmware update for Surface 3 with battery and security improvements


Microsoft pleasantly surprised everyone today by releasing a new firmware update for Surface 3 device which was released more than 3 years back. There’s a new firmware for Surface UEFI on devices with Windows 10 Version 1703 (Creators Update) and up and it appears in the main to offer what Microsoft calls “battery stability improvements.”

The changelog reads:

Windows Update History NameDevice Manager Name
Surface – Firmware – 1.51116.218.0Surface UEFI – Firmware

  • 1.51116.218.0 Improves battery stability.
Surface – System – 2.1.655.0Surface Platform Power Driver

  • 2.1.655.0 Improves battery stability.
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. -Bluetooth – 15.68.9125.57Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter

  • 15.68.9125.57 Improves system security.
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. -Net – 15.68.9125.57Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller

  • 15.68.9125.57 Improves system security.

You can get these updates through Windows Update or by downloading manually here.

Via Tero Alhonen

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