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Leaked Surface Duo demo videos show off 'peeking' notifications UI

Leaked Surface Duo demo videos show off 'peeking' notifications UI

When it comes to the software on smartphones with folding displays (or, at least, a display field that can close in on itself), manufacturers are still out there trying to figure out the usability picture. Microsoft is faced with that very challenge right now as it continues developing its Android-powered dual-screen mobile device, the Surface Duo — and we might have just gotten a peek at a trick up its sleeve.

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Surface Duo folding phone spotted in the wild with apparent camera upgrade (Update: Caught on video)

Surface Duo folding phone spotted in the wild with apparent camera upgrade (Update: Caught on video)

The Surface Duo is shaping up to be one of the more interesting Android devices of 2020, assuming it won't be delayed. It's Microsoft's first Android device, with a unique hardware design that seeks to be a sturdier alternative to true folding phones. Now we have the first real-world photos of the foldable, and there might be some changes since the original announcement.

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Microsoft releases preview SDK for its Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone (Update: Demo)

Microsoft releases preview SDK for its Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone (Update: Demo)

Microsoft revealed two upcoming dual-screen devices last year: the Android-based Surface Duo, and the larger Surface Neo running Windows 10X. Today the company released a preview SDK for the Surface Duo, so developers can start working on apps that take advantage of both displays.

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Microsoft just announced a Surface Android phone... with two screens

Microsoft just announced a Surface Android phone... with two screens

In a startling surprise, Microsoft has announced a new phone at its 2019 Surface event, which just wrapped up. Not just any phone, either — an Android phone. The new Surface Duo is a dual-screen folding device running a heavily skinned version of Android, and it even has access to the Play Store. Or, at least, it will when it lands late next year.

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