Microsoft first started talking about the Surface Neo and Duo developer story back in November, and the company is following up today by announcing dual-screen preview SDKs for Surface Neo and Windows 10.
"Your app by default will occupy a single screen", Microsoft wrote in a blog post, "but users can span the app to cover both screens when the device is in a double-portrait or double-landscape layout".
An SDK demo published on Twitter by Microsoft watcher Zac Bowden was used by Jonas Daehnert, also known on Twitter as PhoneDesigner, to create an early look at the Surface Duo by merging the video with the official device renders released by the Redmond-based software giant.
Today, Microsoft released its Surface Duo preview SDK complete with an emulator and Java frameworks, allowing developers to begin experimenting with the two-screen form factor on Android. "The emulator simulates postures, gestures, hinge angle, mimicking the seam between the two screens, and more", Gallo says.
Microsoft is also giving developers access to an Android Emulator with a preview of a Surface Duo image. We also got more details about the actual functioning and handling of apps on the dual-screen setup.
Requirements: For the Android Studio and Android Emulator.
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According to Microsoft, "the emulator simulates the physical device so you can see how your apps interact with Windows 10X".
Requirements: A recent Windows Insiders preview build of 64-bit Windows 10 (Pro, Enterprise, or Education), 64bit CPU with 4 cores, 8GB minimum (16GB of RAM recommended), Hyper-V enabled and dedicated GPU that supports Direct X 11.0 or later.
And Microsoft is proposing new web standards to target dual-screen devices as well.
February 11 will also see Microsoft hosting an online Microsoft 365 Developer Day, focusing on dual-screen experiences.
With the Surface Duo, Surface Neo, and several dual-screen PCs on the way, optimizing content for multiple displays is increasingly important for Microsoft.