Microsoft may announce a new Insider program for Surface Duo devices
Microsoft has a dedicated Insider Program for all of its major products, including Windows, Office, Xbox, and Office. And now the software giant may be looking to expand its Insider program to include Surface Duo devices. The latest findings from Microsoft watcher Gustave Monce seem to indicate that Microsoft has made progress in its launch.
Based on the results, it looks like there will be a dedicated "Surface Insider Program" page in the Surface Duo device settings, which is quite similar to how Windows users can check into the Windows Insider Program at from the Settings app. The results also suggest that users will be able to enroll in different preview rings, reminiscent of how the Beta, Dev, and Release Preview rings work on the Windows Insider Program.
While Surface Duo and Duo 2 offer almost a standard Android experience, an Insider program will help the company test features with a wider audience before rolling them out to everyone. Android phone makers like Samsung and OnePlus have their own beta testing programs to test features before releasing them to a wider user base. Microsoft seems to be heading in this direction for its Duo devices.
— Gustave Moncé (@gus33000) November 30, 2022
That said, it's unclear when or if Microsoft will announce the "Surface Insider Program" that users can participate in. But according to sources close to Windows Central, Microsoft has been working on it for months. It is expected that Surface Duo users will be able to become members of the Insider program next year. However, take all of this with a pinch of salt, as Microsoft is infamous for canceling or delaying projects halfway through.
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