Microsoft launched its Surface Duo dual-screen phone in September last year. If an online report is to be believed, the company is working on its successor, Microsoft Surface Duo 2.
According to the report, the phone has been under development since the second half of 2020. It is expected that Microsoft may bring the Surface Duo 2 smartphone by the fall of this year. Besides the hardware changes, Microsoft seems to be focusing more on the software of the device.
What to expect
Microsoft Surface Duo phone was praised for design, display, and hinge but it faced multiple challenges on the software front. With the new Duo phone, Microsoft seems to put “special emphasis” on fixing and improving the software, which includes the camera app.
As per the report, Microsoft is slowly adding more engineers to the team behind Surface Duo 2. It says that Microsoft in its online job listing says that it is looking to hire candidates to ‘deliver a mobile user experience’ and bring the best of Microsoft to the Android ecosystem.
Microsoft is also contributing to the development of the Android operating system. For example, the company is testing a new “Obscured Regions” API that will add information about regions of the display that has been obscured by other tasks or system UI.
“The API will allow the developer to re-flow the experience into the visible regions. For example, a Launcher might animate its bottom drawer to the un-obscured are to allow the user to launch another application,” Microsoft says.