Surface Duo Blog

Jetpack Compose Navigation Rail
Jetpack Compose Navigation Rail
Hello Jetpack Compose developers! This week, we released a new sample that demonstrates how to use the NavigationRail component with large screen and foldable devices. These guidelines were also introduced recently in the Microsoft Surface Duo Design Kit 2.1. Create a NavigationRail with Compose We first blogged about NavigationRail in ...
Android Dev Summit recap
Android Dev Summit recap
Hello Android developers! This week’s blog includes lots of news from Google's Android Dev Summit – especially for dual-screen, foldable, and large screen app developers. The Surface Duo Developer Experience team is here to help developers plan and adapt their Android apps for new form factors like Microsoft Surface Duo 2. Here ...
Happy Hacktober
Happy Hacktober
Hello open source developers! For the past few years October has become synonymous with open source, so this year we’ve decided to opt-in our samples repositories to Hacktoberfest to encourage the community to join us in building dual-screen enhanced Android projects. Figure 1: Build or contribute to apps for Microsoft ...
Erase pen handling code with the Ink SDK
Erase pen handling code with the Ink SDK
Hello Android developers! We’ve just updated one of our existing samples – TwoNote – to include the Ink SDK preview introduced in March and updated in July. TwoNote now also uses the Jetpack Window Manager library to provide foldable support. If you want to check out the updated sample for yourself, this is the perfect ...
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Adapting to Android multi-window and foldable devices
Adapting to Android multi-window and foldable devices
Hello Android developers! Although multi-window support was first introduced in Android 7 (API 24), many developers are only recently starting to adapt their code to this feature as dual-screen, foldable, and large-screen devices are becoming more common. If you’re considering adapting your apps for the latest larger-screen ...
Develop for Surface Duo 2
Develop for Surface Duo 2
Hello Android developers! At yesterday’s Microsoft event we introduced the new Microsoft Surface Duo 2. Today I’d like to invite developers to start building or enhancing apps for dual-screen devices like the Surface Duo, Surface Duo 2, and other foldables. Surface Duo 2 The new Surface Duo 2 includes 5G support, ...
Android emulator multi-touch support
Android emulator multi-touch support
Hello Android developers! We’re excited to announce that version 30.9.0 of the Android emulator now supports multiple touch points to let you test gestures and interactions that require more than one finger! Multi-touch support requires the emulator be running on a touch screen device, which includes most modern Windows PCs, ...
Unity and Jetpack Window Manager
Unity and Jetpack Window Manager
Hello game developers! We’ve covered Jetpack Window Manager in the docs, and previously blogged about how to integrate the DisplayMask API into a Unity sample. In this post I’ll describe how to extend a Unity project to integrate native Android code and configuration to include the Jetpack Window Manager package and provide dual...
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 ...