Surface Duo Blog

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 ...

Snackbar for dual-screens

Hello Android developers! We are excited to announce the release of our latest Android component: SnackbarContainer. The new SnackbarContainer allows you to place a Snackbar on a specific display area on foldable devices, while keeping the original Snackbar behaviour in conventional single screen devices. The SnackbarContainer ...

Foldable ExoPlayer video… plus trivia

Hello Android developers! Video is an important element of many different types of mobile apps, including those designed for viewing TV and movie shows, livestreaming, social sharing, voice calling, meetings, training, and anything in-between. Large screen and foldable devices are ideal for this type of content because there’s ...

Write foldable tests quickly with Test Kit

Hello Android developers! This week, we’re super excited to announce that we’ve released the first version of our foldable Test Kit. The Test Kit currently includes two testing utility libraries, one for layouts built with views and another for layouts built with Jetpack Compose, and we’re looking forward to adding more ...

Jetpack Compose UI testing

Hello Jetpack Compose developers! We’re excited to announce that UI tests have been added to all our Compose samples! We learned a lot throughout the process of adding these tests, so we hope this week’s blog post makes it easier for you to start testing your own Compose layouts, especially when testing for compatibility ...

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 ...

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...

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