2022 year in review

Guy Merin

Hello Android developers,

Since 2022 was a year busy with conferences, here’s a recap of the many places you could learn more about foldable and large screen development across the world (and online) last year.

Google I/O

The first big event of 2022 was Google I/O in May. You can check out the foldable highlights or watch this recap:

Another announcement at Google I/O was Flutter 3 which included foldable support. Details are available in our docs and samples.

Microsoft Build

May also saw the team sharing details on how to do automated testing with foldable apps at Microsoft Build.

There was plenty of other developer-focused content from Azure and the .NET team, including the stable release of .NET MAUI!

droidcon SF

Our first in-person conference this year was droidcon San Francisco in June. We presented a session on building foldable apps with Compose, and met plenty of developers at our booth (eerily quiet in this photo):

Microsoft Surface Duo booth at droidcon SF

We also joined the Samsung Developers Podcast for a foldable app discussion!

droidcon Berlin

August brought the team to Berlin for another droidcon event! You can watch The Age of Large Screens and Foldables and the Android at Scale panel online. droidcon Berlin 2022 was even bigger and better than last year, and the team had a lot of fun (as you can see in this photo):

Microsoft Surface Duo booth at droidcon Berlin

droidcon NYC

droidcon New York kicked off September – and our team kicked off the conference with a session on large screen and foldable app development.

droidcon London

In October droidcon moved to London, where we presented a session on finding success on large screens and foldables.

Android Dev Summit

Closing out the year, Google hosted a series of events for Android Dev Summit in October and November, each with a different focus:

These events included plenty of new content for designers and developers, with lots of updates to developer.android.com/large-screens.

Resources and feedback

The great thing about all these events is the content that’s made available online afterwards. Click through the links above for our favorite sessions to watch (in addition to the ones we presented).

Thanks for joining us in the Android developer community in 2022. We’d love to hear your feedback on Android development for foldable and large-screen devices, either on our the feedback forum or via Twitter @surfaceduodev.  

Our Twitch livestream is taking a break over the holidays, but you can view the full archive on YouTube. We look forward to seeing you online again soon!

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  • Ana William 0

    Hi! really good review, thank you

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