Microsoft revealed its first line-up of tablets, Surface RT and Surface Pro, in June 2012 and released the Surface RT in Oct. 2012. The Surface Pro tablet was released in the U.S. and Canada in February this year and since then, the tablets are getting regular updates. Microsoft has now rolled out June software updates for both the tablets.
The June firmware update for the tablets is the seventh Surface RT cumulative update and the fourth Surface Pro cumulative update. Microsoft previously had rolled out the software update for both the tablets on May 14.
The latest update brings two updates to Surface RT and one update for Surface Pro tablet.
Following the software update for Surface RT, the home button driver improves the reliability of the devices waking up immediately on the first button press.
The firmware update also improves functionality for the Surface Type Cover and Surface Touch Cover. The update includes the ability to toggle function keys, new shortcuts and helpful keyboard navigation improvements.
The Surface Pro software update focuses on the LifeCam driver that enhances clarity for low light operation. The firmware improves reliability when switching between the integrated camera and an external camera.
It seems that users have already started to update their tablets. A user commented on Microsoft-News "this update made my camera useable, before this the camera was so grainy.... great joj [job] MS. Now I need my windows 8.1 update.... which will make my surface RT even better..."
Many Surface Pro customers complained of Wi-Fi connectivity issues previously. Previous software update for Surface Pro seems to have successfully addressed the issue as the June software update doesn't seem to fix any WiFi related problems.
Have you received the firmware update for your Microsoft tablet?