Surface Duo Blog

Foldable Flutter follow-up

How else to start this article other than saying Hello Flutter developers! This is an update on the foldable support we are contributing to Flutter, along with samples and other goodies for you to try out. Before we dive in, here is a video presenting most of what you are about to read. This is from the Flutter Vikings conference which ...

Dual-screen app design walkthrough

Hello designers, This week we are excited to share with you our journey that inspires, educates, and showcases real world usage of various design patterns and provides designers a sense of exploring foldables with working examples of how to make use of the dual-screen/folding form factors in different ways when an application is ...

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...

Jetpack Compose WindowState preview

Hello Jetpack Compose developers! This week, we’d like to announce the release of WindowState, a new utility library that’s part of our Compose SDK. Our goal was to provide easy access to all the window information provided by the Jetpack Window Manager library and to simplify the logic required to enhance your apps for large ...

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 ...

Happy holidays

Hello Android developers! As the weather cools down (or heats up, depending on your hemisphere), it’s time to take a break and ease into the new year. If you’re using down time to learn a new skill or get some personal projects underway, we have plenty of content to keep you entertained! Here’s some suggestions for ...

Microsoft Surface Duo at droidcon

Hello Android developers! The Surface Duo Developer Experience team presented at our first in-person events this year, at droidcon in Berlin and London. droidcon Berlin (image) We presented our brand-new Surface Duo 2 in Berlin. People loved the device and the possibilities that it offers. We delivered a talk ...

Foldable CSS and JavaScript update for web developers

Hello web developers! The dual-screen CSS and JavaScript enhancements for Microsoft Edge were initially shared in June 2020 when they were first available behind a feature flag for testing. Since then there has been a lot of work and feedback on the proposals, and the implementation currently available in the latest version of ...

Design Kit 2.1

Hello designers! We recently unveiled Design Kit v2.1 – a set of updates to the design system kit that enables you to create dual-screen and foldable experiences for Microsoft Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 in Figma. (image) Figure 1: Design Kit v2.1 on Figma Figma device frame (image) Figure 2: Figma device frames...