Surface Duo Blog

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 ...
Jetpack Window Manager alpha10 update
Jetpack Window Manager alpha10 update
Hello Android developers! Google recently released the latest version of the Jetpack Window Manager package, and as with previous releases, we’ve updated our docs and samples to match. This post walks through using the new API to get layout updates when your apps are running on dual-screen and foldable devices, like Microsoft ...
Dual-screen developer tools recap
Dual-screen developer tools recap
Hello dual-screen developers, Each week we cover a different aspect of dual-screen development, but with so much happening it’s difficult to cover ALL of the platforms that support the Microsoft Surface Duo. This post is a quick run-down of all the different tools and platforms that developers can use to create dual-screen ...
TwoDo dual-screen data entry sample
TwoDo dual-screen data entry sample
Hello Android developers! A common “first app” for new developers is a simple to-do list app – it typically incorporates data entry, database storage, multiple views, and simple navigation, so it’s great for learning. The app I’m sharing today, called TwoDo, is exactly that, except it is also built for dual-screen devices...
eBook sample with Jetpack Window Manager
eBook sample with Jetpack Window Manager
Hello Android developers! Reading books on Microsoft Surface Duo can be a great take on the classic reading experience. In this blog, we will walk through an eBook reader sample I created as an internship project. This eBook sample demonstrates how the Two Page layout for foldable devices can naturally spread content across multiple...
New TwoPaneLayout Compose library preview
New TwoPaneLayout Compose library preview
Hello Android developers! Google just announced the first release candidate for Compose on 07/01. We are getting one big step closer to stable this month! In previous blogs, Jetpack Compose on foldable and dual-screen development and Jetpack Compose on Microsoft Surface Duo, we mentioned that there are two main steps you can ...
Hover-ink over dual-screens
Hover-ink over dual-screens
Hello Android developers, This week we’re releasing the alpha4 version of our pen SDK preview. The pen SDK is intended to help developers add drawing capabilities to their Android apps, accepting input using touch or pen (including pen features like the eraser tip). The latest open-source SDK code and sample app are ...