Surface Duo Blog

Foldable Navigation component update

Hello Android developers! We’re excited to announce the release of our latest SDK component, Foldable Navigation Component, which is an extension of Jetpack Navigation Component and is now available for foldable devices. How to add Foldable Navigation Component to your project How it works Jetpack Navigation Component ...

Dual-screen gaming on Microsoft Surface Duo

Today's post was contributed by Gameloft, publishers of Asphalt 9: Legends, Modern Combat 5, and Dungeon Hunter 5. Hello Android developers! It was great that we had a chance to work with Surface Duo and adapt three of our most popular games: Asphalt 9: Legends, Modern Combat 5 and Dungeon Hunter 5, for this awesome device. Surface...

Foldable SDK update with Jetpack Window Manager

Hello Android developers,  Jetpack WindowManager version 1.0.0 was released yesterday. We are thrilled about this announcement and wanted to share with you this exciting news and our latest library updates that are based on Jetpack Window Manager. Thus, these dual-screen libraries for Android developers are more foldable aware than ...

Jetpack Window Manager release candidate

Hello Android developers! Google recently updated a number of dual-screen and foldable packages –Window Manager, SlidingPaneLayout, Navigation, and Preference – to release candidate. These components can be used to create unique user experiences on the Microsoft Surface Duo and other foldable devices. Jetpack Window Manager...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

New Android pen and ink control preview

Hello Android developers, In a previous post, we shared code to handle pen events including pressure, orientation, and button presses on the pen. Today’s post introduces a preview of a new pen and inking control that you can easily add to your Android apps to get pen (and touch) support without a lot of custom code. ...

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