Today's Microsoft Developer Day is a chance for developers to learn the best ways to optimize app experience for Windows 10X, the Surface Neo, and the Surface Duo. It's also a chance for us to gawk at Microsoft's new dual-screen efforts.
Zac Bowden delivers a solo episode while Daniel suns himself in parts unknown! It was a big week for Microsoft as their Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay, will now head a combined Windows UX and Surface team. Surface Duo has been spotted in the wild and looks to possibly have a front-facing flash. Plus, Zac's hearing that the Duo might be ready sooner than you think!
Microsoft's Surface Duo is coming soon. In fact, I hear it might launch sooner than expected, and that Microsoft is now seeding Surface Duo devices to more employees internally at Microsoft, encouraging them to use and test the product. As a result, we're going to start seeing more people with Surface Duo's out in the wild, and our first device has been spotted in Vancouver.
A newly published patent shows a design for a device with a foldable display. The patent appears similar to other folding designs that we've seen from Microsoft, as well as a patent published from Dell.
We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and this week, developers can start writing apps for Surface Duo thanks to a newly released SDK, and the Windows 10X SDK isn't far behind. Enthusiasts can even check out a Surface Duo emulator on Windows 10 to get a feel for what the device will be like.
The Surface Duo is gunning for a late 2020 launch, but the lack of a rear-firing camera bump certainly doesn't paint a picture of a high-quality contemporary smartphone camera. Does the folding functionality make up for it?
Microsoft is getting back into the phone game with the jaw-dropping Surface Duo. But there is a lot about this exciting dual-screen Android folding phone that we don't yet know. Sure, there are the specs and all that, but what about the extra touches that will fully complete the Surface Duo experience?
We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and this week, There's renewed interest and speculation about Surface Duo thanks to a photo of Satya Nadella showing off the upcoming device. Windows 7 support has officially ended, but there are still hundreds of millions of machines in service running the OS. All that, and more.
We're months off from the launch of the Surface Duo, but Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has given us another look at the device. Nadella recently posed for the camera with the Duo in hand, giving another peek at just how thin it is.
Microsoft has released a preview of the next version of the Microsoft Launcher for Android today, which features a rewrite of several key areas of the Launcher, along with a new user interface and features. This new version of the Microsoft Launcher comes in at version 6.0, and is the biggest update to the Microsoft Launcher yet.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is one of many foldables we're going to be talking about in 2020. Surface Duo is on the way, and I wanted to see what a device with a foldable display is like before ultimately deciding if a single or dual-screen setup for foldable phones is the way to go. While we haven't had a chance to go hands-on with the Surface Duo yet, I did want to share my thoughts on the Galaxy Fold.
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This year is going to be a big one for Microsoft, from the launch of the Xbox Series X to the Surface Duo and Neo, Windows 10X, and beyond. Here's a look at everything we're looking forward to in 2020.