Surface Duo Blog

Jetpack Window Manager release candidate
Jetpack Window Manager release candidate
Hello Android developers! Google recently updated a number of dual-screen and foldable packages –Window Manager, SlidingPaneLayout, Navigation, and Preference – to release candidate. These components can be used to create unique user experiences on the Microsoft Surface Duo and other foldable devices. Jetpack Window Manager...
Happy Two Year
Happy Two Year
Hello developers! Welcome to 2022 – a great year to be developing for two screens! To kick off the new year we’re going to do a quick recap of all the two screen enhanced components – across developer platforms – that can help you get started quickly with dual-screen and foldable support, while also providing great single-...
Happy holidays
Happy holidays
Hello Android developers! As the weather cools down (or heats up, depending on your hemisphere), it’s time to take a break and ease into the new year. If you’re using down time to learn a new skill or get some personal projects underway, we have plenty of content to keep you entertained! Here’s some suggestions for ...
Dual-screen reference app
Dual-screen reference app
Hello Android developers! We’re excited to announce the release of our latest sample application, Dual Screen Experience Example, both as open-source code on GitHub and also available for download from Google Play. What is the sample about? The sample application provides developers and designers with the possibility to...
Microsoft Surface Duo at droidcon
Microsoft Surface Duo at droidcon
Hello Android developers! The Surface Duo Developer Experience team presented at our first in-person events this year, at droidcon in Berlin and London. droidcon Berlin We presented our brand-new Surface Duo 2 in Berlin. People loved the device and the possibilities that it offers. We delivered a talk and a ...
Foldable CSS and JavaScript update for web developers
Foldable CSS and JavaScript update for web developers
Hello web developers! The dual-screen CSS and JavaScript enhancements for Microsoft Edge were initially shared in June 2020 when they were first available behind a feature flag for testing. Since then there has been a lot of work and feedback on the proposals, and the implementation currently available in the latest version of ...
Get started with Jetpack Compose
Get started with Jetpack Compose
Hello (future) Jetpack Compose developers! This week, we want to talk about how to get started on building applications with Jetpack Compose. A few of us on the Surface Duo Developer Experience team recently began learning Compose, so we’d like to share some advice and resources with you. To read more about the work we’ve...