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This article was published on October 2, 2019


It’s real: Microsoft announces the Surface Duo, a dual-screen Android phone

It’s real: Microsoft announces the Surface Duo, a dual-screen Android phone


Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

Microsoft announced a bunch of stuff at its event including a dual-screen device running new Windows 10X, the Surface earbuds, and the Surface laptop 3. And then, out of nowhere, it hit us with a dual-screen device that runs Android.

That’s right! Mircosoft‘s new Surface Duo is a dual-screen device running the Android operating system.

As per a report from Wired, The device has two 5.6-inch screens powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It runs a modified version of Android 9 Pie suited for two screens.

The Surface Duo will officially launch next year during the holiday season. But the company wants to give developers a taste of developing for dual-screen devices early in the game.

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