Surface

  • Microsoft Debuts Another Set Of Surface Updates And Patches

    As 2013 wraps to an end, Microsoft released its final set of Patch Tuesday fixes, updating its Surface line of tablets at the same time. According to Microsoft, the fixes include 11 bulletins, five of which are marked critical, solving 24 vulnerabilities. That’s quite the raft. Among the patched products are Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and Exchange. So, more so than in some… Read More

  • Microsoft Updates Surface Firmware, Patches IE Zero-Day Exploit Among 19 Total Flaws

    Microsoft Updates Surface Firmware, Patches IE Zero-Day Exploit Among 19 Total Flaws

    We don’t cover Patch Tuesday much here at TechCrunch because the majority of you know how to leave Windows Update on and suck down the new software each month direct from the source. This month is a bit more special, however, as it heavily impacts the Surface line of tablets. Up front, among the updates are a set of Internet Explorer fixes that are worth checking into if you manage PCs. Read More

  • Qualcomm: Nokia Lumia 2520 “Bigger, Faster, Lower Power” Than Microsoft’s Surface 2

    Qualcomm: Nokia Lumia 2520 “Bigger, Faster, Lower Power” Than Microsoft’s Surface 2

    If you, like me, took some offline time this weekend, we’re a bit late to the latest slap fight in the world of Windows RT. Until recently, there was only one functional player in the Windows RT space – Microsoft, and its Surface 2 tablet – but Nokia has stepped into the ring, and one of its suppliers is talking a little trash. No shame in that, of course. Bragging is as old… Read More

  • Microsoft Surface Unit Volume Doubled In Most Recent Quarter

    Microsoft Surface Unit Volume Doubled In Most Recent Quarter

    Microsoft today reported that its Surface line of tablets had revenue of $400 million in the most recent quarter. On its earnings call, the company stated that in the most recent quarter (fiscal Q1, 2014), Surface unit volume doubled from the prior quarter (fiscal Q4, 2013). Read More

  • A Closer Look At Microsoft’s New Surface 2 And Surface Pro 2 Tablets

    A Closer Look At Microsoft’s New Surface 2 And Surface Pro 2 Tablets

    Over the past few days, we’ve had in our hot hands the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. We published an initial video clip and hands-on notes last evening and today, we’re sharing a short video run-through of the hardware. Surface, of course, is Microsoft’s hardware gambit that places it in contention with its traditional OEM partners. The company’s new… Read More

  • Surface 2 Vs Surface Pro 2

    Field Testing Microsoft’s New Surface 2 And Surface Pro 2 Tablet Hybrids

    Microsoft has two new Surface tablets that are currently up for preorder, as well as a crop of refreshed accessories. I’ve had the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and new Touch and Type covers for a few days now, and can report on their performance. The above video clip has all the hardware specifics that you could possibly want. TechCrunch’s previous coverage of the new tablets… Read More

  • Motorola Is Becoming Google’s Surface

    Motorola Is Becoming Google’s Surface

    Motorola isn’t doing very well as a part of Google. In Google’s most recently reported quarter, Motorola garnered revenue of $1.18 billion. Not a small number, but a mere 8% of its parent company’s consolidated revenue. And, in the comparable third quarter of 2012, its revenue totaled $1.78 billion. That’s a decline of 34% in a year, even with Motorola launching its… Read More

  • Microsoft: Yeah, The Surface RT’s Name Confused Consumers

    Microsoft: Yeah, The Surface RT’s Name Confused Consumers

    In its new generation of tablet hybrid hardware, Microsoft renamed its lower-end, ARM-based Surface device, calling it the Surface 2. It kept its prior Surface Pro branding in place. Why ditch the original Surface RT name? As you expected, consumers didn’t get what it meant. Speaking recently with ARN, an Australian publication, Jack Cowett – a Microsoft employee who works on… Read More

  • With Weak Back-To-School Sales, The PC Market Is Now Microsoft’s To Save

    With Weak Back-To-School Sales, The PC Market Is Now Microsoft’s To Save

    Splat. That’s the sound the PC market just made. According to Sterne Agee analyst Vijay Rakesh, back-to-school computer sales were “virtually absent.” Put in other words: The traditional September bump that students provided to PC OEMs as they headed back to classrooms failed to generate a meaningful sales delta. It’s like missing spring for the larger PC market. Read More

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