Surface Duo Blog

Microsoft Surface Duo emulator February refresh
Microsoft Surface Duo emulator February refresh
Hello Android developers, Today we are releasing the latest update to the Surface Duo emulator. Since last December, we started to introduce some app samples into the emulator so you can play with them directly and get a better idea about how to build an application or enhance your application on the Surface Duo device. Here...
Developer tip: launch on adjacent screen
Developer tip: launch on adjacent screen
Hello Android developers, Last year we blogged about bringing your existing apps to the Microsoft Surface Duo, which included a variety of suggestions from simple tweaks to a set of user-experience design patterns that you could use to enhance your applications’ UI. Today I’m going to re-visit one of those dual-screen ...
Gaming on dual-screens, from a Flutter perspective
Gaming on dual-screens, from a Flutter perspective
So, you’ve built a game and it works great on all those single screen devices out there but what about these new foldables or the dual-screen Microsoft Surface Duo? Does your game work on it? It should, in single screen mode, but what happens when the user spans your game across two screens? Does that work? Should it work the same or is ...
Building dual-screen web experiences with React
Building dual-screen web experiences with React
Hello web developers! Responsive design has always been the cornerstone of web development, rather than designing for a single use case, we focus on creating applications that can adjust to the needs of the platform they are running on. Microsoft Surface Duo is no exception to this and in past blog posts we’ve explored how we can use ...
Microsoft Surface Duo coming to new markets in 2021
Microsoft Surface Duo coming to new markets in 2021
Hello Android developers, Last month, Microsoft announced that early in 2021 the Surface Duo will be offered in Canada, United Kingdom, France, and Germany! We are excited to get Surface Duo into the hands of new customers in these new markets, and also to welcome developers in those countries to our community. To celebrate, ...
Figma Design Kit for Microsoft Surface Duo
Figma Design Kit for Microsoft Surface Duo
Hello designers, We’re excited to announce the v0.1 of our Design Kit for Microsoft Surface Duo. The kit details dual-screen capabilities and shows common use cases to help inspire your mobile app design. You can easily grab design elements and modify them as needed, giving you more time to create the best experience for your users...
Microsoft Surface Duo developer year in review
Microsoft Surface Duo developer year in review
Hello dual-screen developers, It was over a year ago – 2nd October 2019 – that Panos introduced the Surface Duo to the world. In the months since, we have shared a number of milestones with you leading up to the product launch (and beyond): We’re incredibly excited to see the Surface Duo released, and thankful for the ...
Hacky Holidays!
Hacky Holidays!
Hello developers, For many people around the world, this time of year is for celebration of holidays and enjoying long-standing traditions. Some folks use the time for hacking - to learn new skills or catch up on the latest technologies, and since 2020 marked the release of the Microsoft Surface Duo, we’d like to take this ...