Surface Duo Blog

Happy Hacktober
Happy Hacktober
Hello open source developers! For the past few years October has become synonymous with open source, so this year we’ve decided to opt-in our samples repositories to Hacktoberfest to encourage the community to join us in building dual-screen enhanced Android projects. Figure 1: Build or contribute to apps for Microsoft ...
Erase pen handling code with the Ink SDK
Erase pen handling code with the Ink SDK
Hello Android developers! We’ve just updated one of our existing samples – TwoNote – to include the Ink SDK preview introduced in March and updated in July. TwoNote now also uses the Jetpack Window Manager library to provide foldable support. If you want to check out the updated sample for yourself, this is the perfect ...
Develop for Surface Duo 2
Develop for Surface Duo 2
Hello Android developers! At yesterday’s Microsoft event we introduced the new Microsoft Surface Duo 2. Today I’d like to invite developers to start building or enhancing apps for dual-screen devices like the Surface Duo, Surface Duo 2, and other foldables. Surface Duo 2 The new Surface Duo 2 includes 5G support, ...
Unity and Jetpack Window Manager
Unity and Jetpack Window Manager
Hello game developers! We’ve covered Jetpack Window Manager in the docs, and previously blogged about how to integrate the DisplayMask API into a Unity sample. In this post I’ll describe how to extend a Unity project to integrate native Android code and configuration to include the Jetpack Window Manager package and provide dual...
Travel Planner dual-screen sample app
Travel Planner dual-screen sample app
Hello Android developers! Over the summer, Hersh and I worked on a sample app that demonstrates a variety of dual-screen app possibilities. We used APIs like Jetpack Window Manager to create features that work across different foldable devices, including Microsoft Surface Duo. In this post, I’ve highlighted some of our favorite ...
Android Emulator native host pen support
Android Emulator native host pen support
Hello Android developers! We’re excited to announce that version 30.8.3 of the Android Emulator now includes active pen support to let you test pen-specific features like pressure sensitivity, orientation, eraser tip, and input button! Pen support requires the emulator be running on a device with a specific pen digitizer ...
Dual-screen Navigation Rail
Dual-screen Navigation Rail
Hello Android developers! Google recently published a new landing page for building responsive layouts for larger screens (including dual-screen and foldable devices). The new NavigationRail widget includes features and guidance as an efficient way to navigate app features on larger screens. About NavigationRail NavigationRail is ...