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Microsoft releases SDK preview tools for it's Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone



Microsoft released SDK preview tools for the Surface Duo, which will allow developers to build dual-screen Android apps. Developers will also see a preview version of the Windows SDK to help develop content for Windows 10X in the coming weeks.

 

To learn more on what's included in this new SDK preview bits for dual-screen Android, continue reading further.

 

Microsoft releases SDK preview tools for it's Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone

 

Surface Duo will run Android with all of Google's usual apps and services. The new SDK preview build will provide developers a first look at how they can take advantage of dual-screen experiences and start building apps targeting dual-screen mobile devices.

 

Microsoft's goal is to release a Microsoft Emulator on February 11 and to share new APIs for dual-screen support, additional documentation and code samples, that includes:

  • Native Windows APIs for dual-screen development to enable your app to span the two screens, detect the hinge position, and take advantage of Windows 10X.
  • Microsoft Emulator is a dual-screen Hyper-V emulator so you can deploy your existing Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Win32 apps and test in both single-and dual-screen scenarios. 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.

 

Microsoft releases SDK preview tools for it's Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone

 

Microsoft is also working to establish new web APIs for dual-screen devices, so Progressive Web Applications can also use second screen effectively.

 

To help developers work on dual-screen devices, Microsoft will hold Microsoft 365 Developer Day on February 11 at 8:30 am PDT. The keynote and sessions will show how to:

  • Get the most out of these SDKs and emulators
  • Use cross platform tools and languages
  • Design apps for dual-screen devices
  • Build dual-screen experiences on the web
  • Connect your apps with Microsoft 365

 

 


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