Surface Duo Blog

Test Kit Annotations update

Hello Android developers! We are excited to announce an update for the foldable Test Kit library. Test Kit provides utility methods and classes that help you write instrumented tests for large screen and foldable devices. This update adds annotations which are useful for creating tests for one posture at a time. Now, instead of ...

Video+Chat and Calculator samples for Jetpack Compose

Hello Jetpack Compose developers! Today we will be discussing the introduction of two new Jetpack Compose samples for Surface Duo. The first one is a video-streaming-chat-like app, and the second is a calculator app. We will also be going over some of the dos and don'ts when creating these types of apps, as well as dive into...

Google I/O 2022 recap

Hello Android developers, Another Google I/O has flown by, and we were excited to see sessions on foldable user experience design as well as developer-focused talks for updating existing apps to be more responsive and using Jetpack Compose. Here are our favorite sessions and announcements from the past few days: Flutter 3 announced...

Accessibility in a dual-screen application

Hello Android developers! Accessibility is an important step in the design and development flow of any Android application. Ensuring that everyone can use it in any situation will make the experience better, and the app will benefit from having an extended and diverse audience. When you design your app with accessibility in mind, ...

isSeparating: the field that unites all foldables

Hello Android developers, Today we are going to talk about a very useful field that is part of Jetpack Window Manager library. This field is called isSeparating, and will help you to understand when there is content separated by a FoldingFeature on a foldable device. The value of isSeparating will be false if there is no ...

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