What you need to know
- Adobe Acrobat Reader will feature optimizations for Microsoft Surface Duo, including support for dual-screen spanning and digital inking.
- The app joins the initial list of apps with special considerations for the dual-screen foldable, including Amazon Kindle and Spotify.
- The Microsoft Surface Duo launches September 10, 2020, starting at $1,399 in the U.S.
Adobe is the latest pledging support for Microsoft Surface Duo, set to adapt Adobe Acrobat Reader for the dual-screen Android device. The software maker joins the initial wave of third-parties gearing up for the September 10 launch, with its mobile PDF editor poised to feature considerations for the foldable. It comes as Surface Duo marketing assets provide our first look at the app in action, including full dual-screen spanning.
Adobe Acrobat Reader aligns with the productivity focus for Surface Duo, delivering a stripped-down toolset for creating and editing PDF documents on the move. The Android app features full dual-screen support when running on Microsoft's new hardware, including "spanning" that allows content to bridge across the twin displays.
The app also fits the device's inking capabilities, showcased alongside the Surface Slim Pen, which Microsoft considers the best pen for Surface Duo. The use cases include comments and annotations, coupled with the ability to quickly sign documents on-device.
Adobe joins several big names supporting Surface Duo, with apps from Amazon, Spotify, and Atlassian previously announcing planned dual-screen functionality. It also boasts an extensive suite of Microsoft-optimized apps that provide the device's foundations, including its Microsoft Office suite and other productivity services.
Microsoft Surface Duo remains set for a September 10 debut in the U.S., starting at $1,399 for the entry-level model. Preorders for the device are now live via Microsoft, Best Buy, and AT&T.
Two screens are better than one
Microsoft delves into the future of foldables with an ambitious dual-screen device, featuring two ultra-thin 5.6-inch AMOLED displays bound by a 360-degree hinge. This pocketable inking-enabled Android smartphone marks the latest in the Surface lineup, geared for mobile productivity.
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