These Android apps are designed for Microsoft’s Surface Duo

Surface Duo dual screen UI
Surface Duo dual screen UI

The Microsoft Surface Duo, the dual-screen revolutionary {hardware} unveiled in 2019, is now delivery within the United States. Microsoft is charging $1,399 for the Surface Duo with 128GB of storage. If you need 256GB of storage, you could pay $1,499.

The gadget makes use of final 12 months’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, single 11-megapixel digicam, and comparatively small 3577mAh battery. It’s pocketable at 145.2mm x 93.3mm x 9.9mm (thinner than the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra) and it’s extra like a pill than a telephone if you happen to use it with each screens open.

Surface Duo ships with the closely skinned and specified model of Android reasonably than Windows (Phone) and it additionally comes with Play Store.

While there’s no app hole drawback and all of your Android apps ought to simply work, some apps will work finest provided that they’re optimized for the twin screens and absolutely leveraging hinge-based kind issue.

Microsoft additionally made the reasonably shocking revelation that it labored carefully with Google to optimize the platform for a dual-screen future. That contains not simply the Android 10/11 but additionally apps like Google Play Music, Maps, and Chrome.

Based on the reviews from customers throughout social media platforms, right here’s a listing of apps optimized for the dual-screen.

Surface Duo optimized apps

  1. Microsoft Edge.
  2. Microsoft To-Do.
  3. Microsoft News.
  4. OneDrive.
  5. Outlook.
  6. Office.
  7. OneNote.
  8. Solitaire Collection.
  9. Google Chrome.
  10. Google Play Books.
  11. Amazon Kindle
  12. Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The Surface Slim Pen, which appears vital to the dual-screen expertise, can be optimized to work with these apps.

A telephone just like the Surface Duo requires assist for dual-screen that Android hasn’t supported earlier than. As a outcome, the checklist of optimized apps doesn’t cowl nearly all of the apps that customers use every day, however the excellent news is that extra apps builders are planning to replace their apps with dual-screen assist.

Thanks to that shut collaboration with Google, Microsoft ought to be capable of persuade extra folks to construct apps for its Surface Duo and future dual-screen {hardware}.

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