Microsoft showed how it’s the first smartphone on Android

The reluctance of Microsoft to work with Android much threw it in your development, not allowing to speak in the mobile market at least on an equal footing with Google, not to mention the more popular brands. Instead, almost 10 years, the company first tried to bring the Windows Phone project, and then continued to artificially support it. But because of the ban on euthanasia hopeless projects in the world does not exist, Microsoft took it and closed it, making a – lo – a bet on Android and announcing the launch of its first smartphone based on the OS from Google, which it today for the first time showed live.

Surface Duo — folding smartphone with two separate smartphones. Who needs it?

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It, of course, talking about Surface Duo. Despite the fact that its presentation was held last year, show it in Microsoft decided just now. Apparently, the impact folding form factor device, which has a few displays and unfolded forms a combined or a few tablets or a likeness of the touch mini-laptop with two independent parts. But if Google has adapted Android for smartphones with flexible displays for devices with a pair of panels optimization is missing. Therefore, Microsoft had to do everything from scratch and, of course, no problem there has not been.

Why you need a Surface Duo

The video shows that Microsoft is actively trying to extradite a couple of separated displays not a lack, and advantage. So the developers came up with a completely non-standard, but it is expected the concept of their application. For example, users of Microsoft Duo will be able to use the displays on the line, as they are completely different and independent from each other tasks. To do this, even the developers had to rethink the system, gestural control, making it so that each screen took a swipe independently of the other and respond to them accordingly.

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Because of this on one screen you can run the card, and the second will allow you to interact with the desktop or menu, or other apps. On foldable smartphones from Samsung and Huawei to do the same, but due to the fact that their displays are solid, though, and fold in half, gestures in any part will be treated in two parts at once. On the other hand, if you try to open some application on both screen Surface Duo, passing between them a separating line will be much to spoil the impression, not allowing to perceive the picture holistically.

Should I buy Surface Duo

So, if you want to buy a folding smartphone for a seamless experience using apps on a big screen, you can’t Microsoft. Surface Duo primarily focuses on multitasking. Rather, it is suitable for simultaneous operation with multiple tasks that run independently from each other. For example, on one side of the screen you will be able to chat in the messenger, and another to use for web surfing, interaction with video and so on. It’s a completely different experience than provide a foldable smartphone competitors, so it is totally inappropriate to talk about how it is worse or better. He’s just different, and this otherness makes it at least interesting.

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However, it is important to understand that while even Microsoft can’t say when can we expect a release Surface Duo. Obviously, the company will have to do a lot of work on adaptation and debugging Android to teach the operating system to work with two screens at once or individually, which still to date has not made one. Therefore, it may happen that the device will be released only by the end of this year, and until that time, someone from competitors can decide to release something like this, and then Surface Duo is no longer so attractive. Although now its target audience is somewhat unclear.

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