Surface Duo Blog

Noteworthy new Surface Duo app sample

Hello Microsoft Surface Duo developers, Parker and I are just about to finish up our internship on the Surface Duo Developer Experience team and we’ve had a great time! Throughout the past 12 weeks, we’ve worked on building sample apps, contributing to documentation, supporting internal and external customers, and just learning a lot ...

Microsoft Surface Duo is here

Hello Android developers, It’s here – the official product launch announcement If you’ve been waiting to get started with dual-screen app development, now is the time! Pre-order your Surface Duo today, download the emulator, and start developing with your favorite Android developer tools. All developers welcome! Your ...

Dual-screen devices love widgets

Hello Android developers! In an earlier post, we talked about the steps to bring your app to Microsoft Surface Duo. One great approach to get ready for dual-screen devices like the Surface Duo is to implement Android features that work well on two screens, like app widgets. Widgets are particularly great for dual-screens because ...

The Dual-Screen Developer Experience: Interview with Tobias Scholze

Hi Android Developers! In today’s post, we are sharing our recent interview with Tobias Scholze, a senior software engineer for iOS B2B applications in a Munich-based platform solution agency, to learn more about his experience exploring the value of a dual-screen mobile devices like the Microsoft Surface Duo. Here are some resources to ...

New Microsoft Surface Duo app samples

Hello Microsoft Surface Duo developers! Kristen and I are interns on the Surface Duo Developer Experience team, and we’re excited to announce two new Microsoft Surface Duo dual-screen samples available that embody some of our dual-screen UX patterns. You can find them on GitHub at github.com/microsoft/surface-duo-app-samples. Photo ...

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...

Surface Duo testing tips & tricks

Hello Microsoft Surface Duo developers, Today’s post contains some tips to help automate the Surface Duo emulator for testing. Use the latest emulator Tip number one: install the latest emulator from Microsoft Developer Center to ensure you have all our latest fixes, feature enhancements, and performance improvements. The Surface Duo ...