Surface Duo Blog

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...

ExoPlayer video on dual-screen and foldable devices

Hello Android developers! The Microsoft Surface Duo is a great device for consuming multimedia content, and ExoPlayer is a simple, powerful widget for rendering video. Raymond and I are interns on the Surface Duo Developer Experience team, and we're excited to share two dual-screen enhanced samples that showcase video experiences on...

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 at Microsoft Build

Hello developers! Microsoft Build starts today with a keynote by Satya Nadella. The session catalog includes several Microsoft Surface sessions for developers looking to enhance their mobile applications for Surface Duo. Join the Surface Duo Developer Experience team in a mix of live and on-demand sessions that will help you build amazing ...

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...

Introducing Jetpack Window Manager for foldable and dual-screen devices Codelab

Hello Android developers, As we have mentioned in previous blog posts, enhancing apps to take advantage of the capabilities that new form factor devices such as Microsoft Surface Duo and other foldable devices provide, can easily be done by following a step-by-step approach. With that in mind, during the last months we have ...

Dual-screen library update with Jetpack Window Manager

Hello Kotlin and Java developers, We’re excited to announce version 1.0.0-beta1 of our dual-screen libraries for Microsoft Surface Duo, which integrates Google’s Jetpack Window Manager support. We’ve made the underlying device interface swappable, so you can continue to use the existing Display Mask API as long as you wish and...

Build a dual-screen custom layout with Jetpack Window Manager

Hello Android developers, The Microsoft Surface Duo SDK offers a variety of custom controls to help enhance your dual-screen apps, from layouts, tabs, and navigation controls for Kotlin and Java developers to the TwoPaneView for Xamarin, React Native, and Uno Platform developers. However, you might have an application-specific ...

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