Surface Duo Blog

Relay Anchor Leg: Overall impressions

Hello Compose developers, Over the last two weeks, I’ve given a brief introduction to Relay, as well as talked about some of the tips and tricks I picked up while using the tool. This week, I’ll share my thoughts on the current state of Relay from the developer point of view. As a reminder, Relay is in alpha, so please go...

Relay Leg 2: Tips and tricks

Hello Compose developers, Last week, I gave a brief introduction to Relay, the new Figma to Compose tool developed by Google. This week, I’ll dive deeper into some tips and tricks I learned when testing out Relay, As a reminder, Relay is in alpha, so please go try it out and send the Relay team your feedback! Putting Relay...

2022 year in review

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...

Happy Holidays 2022

Hello Android developers, Inspired by the growth of AI and its role in products like GitHub’s Copilot this year, we asked ChatGPT to “propose some applications for Surface Duo owners to use over the holidays”… One possible application for Surface Duo owners to use over the holidays could be to use the dual screens ...

Drag and drop with AndroidX

Hello Android developers, Foldable and large-screen devices are great for multi-tasking – you can position two apps side-by-side to compare data or just do two things at once! The other benefit of side-by-side apps is the ability to drag and drop content between them, whether the apps are across screens on a dual-screen device, or...

Compose TwoPaneLayout updates

Hello Compose developers, This week, we’d like to announce two major updates to our TwoPaneLayout component that come with version 1.0.1-alpha05. We hope these updates will help make the library even more flexible and useful for you all. We also have some other Compose SDK updates to announce! New value in PaneMode ...

Android Dev Summit recap

Hello Android developers, Google is running a number of Android Dev Summit events around the world in 2022, with all sessions available to view online. Here are some of the highlights for foldable and large-screen developers: Android Dev Summit – Modern Android Development The first event, focused on Modern Android ...

.NET MAUI for Android and cross-platform apps

Hello .NET developers, .NET Conf is happening this week and one of the big announcements is the release of .NET 7 which includes an updated release of .NET MAUI for .NET 7. The latest .NET MAUI release includes dual-screen Android support based on Jetpack Window Manager, so you can build cross-platform apps for mobile and desktop that ...

Activity Embedding preview for large screens and foldables

Hello Android developers, The Jetpack Window Manager (JWM) library helps you build adaptive UIs that work well on any device form factor (i.e. single screen, dual screen, foldable, and large screen devices). Jetpack Window Manager provides you with the information that you need to adapt your app’s UI, so it works well on any device...

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