Surface Duo Blog

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 Two Year

Hello developers! Welcome to 2022 – a great year to be developing for two screens! To kick off the new year we’re going to do a quick recap of all the two screen enhanced components – across developer platforms – that can help you get started quickly with dual-screen and foldable support, while also providing great single-...

2021 dual-screen year in review

Hello Android developers! 2021 was a big year for dual-screen devices with the release of Microsoft Surface Duo 2. It has also been a busy year for developers with Jetpack Window Manager – Google’s common API for foldable device info – graduating from alpha to beta and then release candidate, the SlidingPaneLayout control was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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