For those looking forward to Surface Duo, you can now learn how Microsoft’s own Android app is working on a device. Based on screenshots shared by external media Windows Central, let’s see how apps including Outlook, Edge, OneNote, and Office are performing on dual-screen devices.
Of these screenshots, it’s more interesting to note the lock screen status of Surface Duo. From the picture to see the lock screen lit up the screen, the left screen of surface Duo shows the time and date, and the right screen shows a notification. At the same time, the phone and other information will be displayed on the right, and the device will use it as the main display for displaying content such as text messages.
According to Windows Central, themedia, most of Microsoft’s own Android apps now support dual- and cross-screen experiences, but Skype and Xbox Game Streaming do not. Some of the pre-installed applications include Office, OneNote, Microsoft Edge, Outlook, To-Do, and OneDrive. Email and contact management in the Outlook app will appear on the display on the right, and the mailing list on the left. Edge works in a similar way, with web pages across two screens and the hinges in the middle “split” the page.
General System UI
In addition, Microsoft’s own SwiftKey input method can be dragged across two screens, and a special split thumb mode will be introduced. There’s even a special “compilation mode” for Duo to use like a laptop, and SwiftKey fills the entire screen on the lower display.
In other ways, Duo will use the same gestures on Android 10 to navigate and close the app. The app will be able to close the app by swiping up from the bottom and then using gesture navigation. All apps will also be opened in single-screen mode based on the last display used.