Surface Duo Blog

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 ...
Developing for Android on Windows
Developing for Android on Windows
Hello Android developers! Today Microsoft announced the next version of Windows and a new Windows Store, and we’re excited to see how people take advantage of its new features. One thing that hasn’t changed is that Windows is still the best platform to design, build, test, and deploy Android apps. All tools welcome No ...
Window Manager preview for Xamarin
Window Manager preview for Xamarin
Hello Xamarin developers! We’ve discussed Window Manager in previous blog posts – it’s an AndroidX library that brings dual-screen and foldable support to Android, across a variety of devices including Microsoft Surface Duo. Window Manager is now available to test with Xamarin.Android apps via a prerelease NuGet Xamarin....
Surface Duo Design Kit update
Surface Duo Design Kit update
Hello designers, Today we are excited to share you with an update to the Design Kit for the Microsoft Surface Duo that’s available on Figma for download. The latest update to our Design Kit version 0.4 includes: In this blog post we want to highlight details of the guidelines, principles, and...