Joy Liu

Senior Software Engineer, Surface Duo Developer Experience

Works on the Surface Duo dual-screen SDK, emulator, Jetpack Compose, samples, and customer engagement.

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Jetpack Compose TwoPaneLayout update

Hello Jetpack Compose developers! This week, we’re excited to announce some big updates to TwoPaneLayout, our Jetpack Compose component for foldables and large screens. We’ve just added a new TwoPaneLayout constructor with highly customizable navigation support, and the TwoPaneScope interface has been upgraded to provide ...

Join us at droidcon in 2022

Hello Android developers! We’re excited to announce that conference events are offering in-person attendance this year, which means we’ll be able to meet face-to-face in addition to interacting via social media and Twitch! droidcon San Francisco The first event on our droidcon calendar is San Francisco on June 2nd and 3rd...

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 ...

Jetpack Compose foldable and dual-screen development

Hi Android developers, We talked about using Jetpack Compose, the new Android UI toolkit for Microsoft Surface Duo development in a previous blog post. Now, Jetpack Compose is in beta. Combined with the use of Jetpack Window Manager, Jetpack Compose is more flexible for developing apps for dual-screen devices and even easier to ...

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...

Jetpack Compose on Microsoft Surface Duo

Hello, Android dual-screen developers! Today we are going to talk about how to use the new UI framework, Jetpack Compose to build a dual-screen app on the Surface Duo. Jetpack Compose is a new Declarative UI Framework in Android. Instead of using the traditional XML layouts, the developer calls the Composable functions to get the UI ...

Hinge Angle on Microsoft Surface Duo

Hello Surface Duo developers! In our previous blog post, we mentioned how to adjust the hinge angle in the Surface Duo emulator. Today we are going to present some ideas about how to take advantage of this unique behavior of the Surface Duo device. As we discussed in How to Bring Your Android Apps to Surface Duo, your Android...