New Surface Details Confirm Microsoft’s Android Love

With increased buzz and details surrounding the initial launch of Microsoft’s Surface Duo, the Redmond-based company takes the word forward with its work on Android.

The Surface Duo is Microsoft’s first major hardware release that runs on Google’s Android operating system. The dual-screen mobile device is radical in its own way, but going with a dual-screen plus hinge instead of a single foldable screen, the Duo is practical as well as reliable.

As with any other mainstream Android device using the same form factor, Microsoft is not only working on dual screen compatibility for its own apps, but also on open source parts of Android OS. The latest Microsoft job listings show that the effort is in progress, as noted by Windows Latest:

“Microsoft is now looking for a ‘Senior Software Development Engineer’ to work on the Android app and ecosystem for the Surface Duo. The job listing says that employees are working with the current team and creating and building new Android apps Screen experience of the Surface Duo.

“Microsoft is also working on a” software roadmap “to follow the evolution of the Android ecosystem and to advance new mobile innovations and technologies. In addition, engineers need to optimize the app experience across the stack and other Android S.W. There is a need to collaborate with engineering teams. “

You can read the complete job list here.

Naturally the Surface Duo is going to be supported for the next few years, with Microsoft working on at least the next two versions of Android. Anything I am preparing for the “build and build” of the job specification will be specific to the Surface Duo.

Microsoft already has a significant number of Android (and iOS) apps that talk to its cloud – this is certainly possible for a ‘Microsoft phone’ MacGyver on any Android device. No, it’s more about making sure that the surface remains on the edge of the Duo cutting.

It is clear that the Duo is not a concept device, it is going to have a long and fruitful life and Microsoft has plans for its development.

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