Are you a Surface Duo user that happens to also enjoy TikTok? Good news! The official TikTok app for Android now support spanning on Surface Duo, meaning you can use the app across both displays to see even more content at once. On the left is your search and trending tags, and on the right is the usual TikTok video stream.
Microsoft Launcher on Surface Duo is getting its own Screen Time feature, something that's been available on other Android devices for a while, but was curiously missing on Surface Duo at launch. Screen Time lets you see an overview of your device usage, including screen on time, how many times you've opened apps, and how much time you've spent inside an app.
Last month, Microsoft disappointed thousands of fans who have been eagerly waiting for the Surface Duo by announcing that the product would be launching exclusively in the United States, with no plans to bring it to other markets for the foreseeable future. Adding insult to injury, Microsoft refused to provide any kind of timeframe for the fans who have been saving to buy one.
It's finally happening! Microsoft's dual-screen Android smartphone that was first announced back in October 2019 is now available for preorder for an eye-watering $1399, and will begin shipping to customers starting September 10. Microsoft has also revealed all the specs you need to know, including what powers things under the hood, network compatibility, and storage options.
Microsoft's new Surface Duo smartphone is available now for preorder, and begins shipping to customers in the U.S. starting September 10. It's a new form factor for Microsoft, bringing together the best of Surface with a new, dual-screen form factor powered by Android. Microsoft calls it a Surface, but it's also very much a phone, even though it's missing features like NFC. Here's why that's the case.
The Surface Duo is Microsoft's first Android-based smartphone, and it has worked closely with Google to bundle the Play Store and its respective services on the device so that customers can access their favorite Android apps from the biggest Android app store out there. Google requires all phones that come preinstalled with the Play Store to also bundle its own suite of productivity apps and services.
Microsoft has today announced that its Your Phone app will soon be getting a new apps feature that will let Samsung phone users run their Android apps in app windows on Windows 10. This is a step further from the Phone Screen feature, which would let you control your phone using your PC.
We've been reporting for some time now that Microsoft is planning to launch Surface Duo much earlier than originally planned. Announced as a Holiday 2020 device, we believe Surface Duo will actually launch ahead of schedule, sometime this summer, meaning the product should be ready for pre-orders in a few short weeks. Today, it appears the Surface Duo is passing through the FCC.
Microsoft's Surface Duo is coming soon, and the company has been working hard on finalizing the version of Android that will be shipping on Surface Duo later this year. Microsoft has released several emulator builds over the last few months, with each one progressing with new changes, bug fixes, and overall polish. Let's go hands-on with the latest build!
Microsoft is forming a team internally under the Microsoft Devices division that will handle the development of Android for Surface Duo going forward. Up until now, Microsoft had contracted the OS work out to third-party vendors such as Movial, who had the expertise required to bring Android to life on Surface Duo. Now, Microsoft is bringing that work in-house.
Microsoft has today announced that it is bringing its rich set of family safety tools to Android and iOS, extending support beyond Windows 10 and Xbox. Microsoft's Family Safety features have been part of Windows 10 and Xbox for a while, and are managed using Microsoft's online family safety website. Now that these tools are coming to iOS and Android, users will be able to manage family...
Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10 now supports cross-device copy and paste, a feature that previously only worked across Windows 10 PCs. Starting with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy S20 series (and future Samsung devices running OneUI 2.1 or above,) users can now copy and paste text and images across their PC and phone. Here’s how it works.
Microsoft has today shared more information regarding app development for the upcoming Windows 10X operating system, as well as how developers can adapt Android apps to support Microsoft’s Surface Duo. Foldable and dual-screen devices offer new ways for app developers to present their apps through functionality such as spanning, and Microsoft wants developers to be ready for when these...
Microsoft has released a preview of the next version of the Microsoft Launcher for Android today, which features a rewrite of several key areas of the Launcher, along with a new user interface and features. This new version of the Microsoft Launcher comes in at version 6.0, and is the biggest update to the Microsoft Launcher yet.
Microsoft has today announced that the Cortana app on iOS and Android, including Cortana inside the Microsoft Launcher, is being phased out early next year in certain markets. I reported last week that Microsoft was planning to remove Cortana from the Microsoft Launcher in certain markets, and now Microsoft has confirmed these plans in a support document.
Microsoft is planning to phase out Cortana inside the Microsoft Launcher over the next couple of months as the digital assistant pivots from competing with Google Assistant to being more contextual inside Microsoft 365 apps.
Cortana is expanding into new areas as Microsoft beings integrating the virtual assistant into Microsoft 365, starting with Outlook. Users inside Outlook will soon be able to take advantage of Cortana and allow it to work for you by organizing your calendar, emails, and more.
Surface Duo is coming next year, and it'll be the first flagship phone from Microsoft since the Lumia 950 in 2015. A lot has changed since then, with a new form factor and a refocus on Android as the primary platform for Microsoft's mobile efforts, the Surface Duo has a few people scratching their heads. Why now?
Microsoft is rolling out a brand new UI experience for its Edge web browser on Android that introduces a new hub menu for quick access to things like history and sharing, as well as rounded corners in more areas of the app.