Microsoft promises to improve stylus support on Surface Duo

Microsoft is expected to launch surface Duo later this year with SnapDragon 855, 6GB of memory and 11-megapixel camera. Since the design of the new machine was finalized earlier, Microsoft opted for mid-range specs and affordable chipsets. The Surface Pen, described as working with Surface Duo, is a very natural experience. The reason for this is that Microsoft developers have put a lot of effort up and down the Android input stack to make the touch and pen seamlessly connected to the screen.

Microsoft promises to improve stylus support on Surface Duo

This allows the Surface Pen to react naturally under different pressures, and when you drag the action from one screen to another, plus gestures provided by the system, such as double-clicking to capture screenshots or performing quick clicks to open Microsoft’s Outlook.

This sense of nature comes from the two Bluetooth devices used together without lag, or when drawing on both screens at the same time the delay is eliminated as much as possible, without lag and improved Android input support, will make the experience more natural.

Microsoft promises to improve stylus support on Surface Duo

For another example, when the Paint app spans two screens, the stylus works between the two screens, and the improved system won’t let you feel like you’re sliding between two different screens.

To identify when users use strokes, Microsoft refers to the value returned by MotionEvent.getToolType, part of the Android development platform, which does not support tilting in multi-touch protocols due to the limitations of the Linux kernel in the Android operating system.

Microsoft promises to improve stylus support on Surface Duo

Microsoft has also submitted several plans on the Chromium platform to improve the web browsing experience for Surface Duo and other products when using styluses such as the Surface Pen.

Surface Duo runs Android 10, which Microsoft is said to be launching soon after launching Android 11 later this year. In early June, pre-installed apps on Surface Duo will be optimized in a round to take advantage of a dual-screen design.