Surface Duo Blog

Drag and drop library for Jetpack Compose

Hello Compose developers! This week, we are excited to announce the release of DragAndDrop, a new utility library that will help you easily add interactive drag and drop capabilities to your app in Compose, following Google’s Drag and drop guidelines. It is the newest addition to Microsoft’s Compose SDK. On dual-screen ...

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...

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 ...

Android Emulator native host pen support

Hello Android developers! We’re excited to announce that version 30.8.3 of the Android Emulator now includes active pen support to let you test pen-specific features like pressure sensitivity, orientation, eraser tip, and input button! Pen support requires the emulator be running on a device with a specific pen digitizer ...

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 ...

Ask the Experts at Microsoft Build

Hello developers! Thank you to everyone who joined us at Microsoft Build this week. There was a lot of amazing announcements across the company, but for the Surface Duo Developer Experience team the highlight was sharing the latest info on building and enhancing your apps for dual-screens, and “meeting” everyone who attended the...

Foldables at Google I/O

Hello Android developers! You've probably seen some of the awesome announcements made this week at Google I/O, a virtual event that brought the Google developer community together. This post covers some of our favorites, from sessions like What’s new in foldables, tablets, and large screens, and Prepare your app for large screens...

Join us live on Twitch (and YouTube)

Hello dual-screen and foldable device developers, Those of you following us on Twitter will have noticed in recent weeks that we’ve been inviting you to join a livestream each Friday (11am Pacific; 2pm Eastern; 8pm in Europe). We just recently celebrated 12 episodes over the past three months! If you haven’t joined us yet...

Microsoft Surface Duo developer year in review

Hello dual-screen developers, It was over a year ago – 2nd October 2019 – that Panos introduced the Surface Duo to the world. In the months since, we have shared a number of milestones with you leading up to the product launch (and beyond): We’re incredibly excited to see the Surface Duo released, and thankful for the ...

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