Is Microsoft already working on Surface 2? Well, that’s some news in the tech world which is doing rounds across all tech sites. Speculations are that Microsoft is already gearing up for the next-generation tablet, Surface 2. While the much-awaited Surface tablet is slated to be released on October 26, the hype is that Microsoft Surface 2 tablets are already under development. Yet there is not official statement from Microsoft, the rumor is just based on the company’s job listings for the new Surface team. The new postings call for driver specialists to electrical, mechanical, and materials engineers all of which span different engineering sectors to build a strong technical team to concentrate much on hardware design.

Surface 2 intentions

Though it is unknown when the Surface 2 tablets will hit the shelves of retail stores, Microsoft is very keen on expanding the core Surface team. Take a look at the company’s career site to find the job listings for a variety of positions specifically for the new Surface team. The company seeks expertise materials engineers with working knowledge of metals, ceramics, plastics, and thin films. There is a huge scope for materials technicians, mechanical engineers, audio engineers, and chip and driver developers. It’s just possibly a guess, but all of the above sum up to – perhaps a new cover design with cool finish and touch display architecture that the company intends to build.

All this is just the news from the job postings on the Microsoft career site indicating an upgraded version is reportedly under construction. So far, the company has announced the launch of only two versions -Surface and Surface Pro tablets, in June. Microsoft is being very positive about the new launch in October, expects to do a good job in tablet hardware market and might as well plan to extend the tablet Surface family.

Surface specifications

Just in case if you are wondering what incorporates the to-be-released in two months Surface tablets, here’s an overview.

  • Thin and light design with a long battery-life to support you even while on the go
  • Full-sized USB port that can be used as a charger port
  • Widescreen HD display for a vibrant experience with screen adjustments for great visual clarity
  • Additional memory card slot to store all you want
  • Windows 8 apps to unveil a new world of excitement
  • Double cameras (front and rear-facing LifeCam)
  • Stereo speakers and dual microphones for great sound quality
  • Five vibrant colored Touch Cover along with VaporMg casing

What’s new in surface 2?

This is something much speculated and awaited. When the first version has so much to offer, it is contemplated that the next-generation Microsoft tablet will undergo intense changes in design, touch, and feel, and off course with software up gradation.

The software giant’s new venture has certainly created a stir in the tablet market with rivals like Apple and Amazon planning on the sequels of iPad and Kindle Fire respectively. Well, with unrevealed intentions, there is nothing much to do except to wait and watch for the official announcement of Surface 2.