Surface Duo Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by JoeS, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    Placed my order, but like others, I think the price is unreasonable and a marketing mistake.

    Regarding the internal images (good catch, @jhoff80 ), I'm surprised that the hinges don't appear to be geared or anything to control how the two halves open... Maybe there's a mechanism that's somehow hidden...?!??
     
  2. desertlap

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    Not disagreeing and they are nowhere near Intel or Apple in the way they support their older tech with intel being by far the champ.

    And FWIW Qualcomm has told us that by far the biggest driver of dropping support is security vulnerabilities. I have no way to attest to the veracity of that but it's at best disingenuous since they make the chips
     
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    Speaking of security vulnerabilities, I wonder if Microsoft is doing anything about this vulnerability that was found in the Qualcomm Hexagon DSP. https://arstechnica.com/information...billion-android-phones-at-risk-of-data-theft/
     
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  5. Steve S

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    <<...This is a bit of interesting insight from one of the designers of the Duo...>>

    I agree that this is an interesting article, but until I see Microsoft matching actions with these "promises," I'm going to be a skeptic...
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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  7. desertlap

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    No official word from Google, but allegedly there is a software mitigation (e.g. not total fix) in the new Samsung Note 20s. No word from anybody else and Samsung is doing this due to a quirk in functionality that they originally built in to Bixby. As far as we have heard there haven't been any exploits in the wild .....yet
     
  8. Bishop

    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    Pay to play. Priced a ticket at Disney World lately?
     
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  9. Mesosphere

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    Thats how I buy all my phones for these days =)
     
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  10. Mesosphere

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    All cargo pants all the time.
     
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