The Google Android manager has just done the teasing of the Surface Duo. In late 2019, Microsoft introduced the Surface Duo smartphone. This...
The Google Android manager has just done the teasing of the Surface Duo.
In late 2019, Microsoft introduced the Surface Duo smartphone. This one has two particularities. First, it is a smartphone with two screens hinged on a hinge. And it is also the first Android smartphone from Remond Firm.
But while the Surface Duo was unveiled in 2019, it won't be released until this year. Microsoft has not yet indicated when this smartphone will be released. However, some elements suggest that the launch of the device could be imminent.
In the meantime, the device is making headlines. For example, in April, Panos Panay, the person in charge of the Surface devices, published a photo captured by the Surface Duo, before giving a glimpse of the quality of his camera.
And this week, a Google employee posted a picture of the Surface Duo. On Monday, Hiroshi Lockheimer, the person in charge of Android, Chrome, and Chrome OS, published a photo showing the Surface Duo on a table.
Made some yakitori and yakiniku this weekend! 🐓🧅🍢🥩🍚🥢🥢🥢🥢 pic.twitter.com/moSdmFQzSf— Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) August 10, 2020
Apparently, the person in charge of Android attaches particular importance to this smartphone from Microsoft. And by publishing this photo, Hiroshi Lockheimer also participates in the teasing of this device.
Currently, Microsoft and Google are working closely together in the development of Chromium (which is the basis for the Edge browser). And it's quite possible that the two companies will collaborate in the same way for Android.
An imminent release?
In July, the Surface Duo's certifications appeared on the FCC and Bluetooth SIG sites, suggesting that the device is already ready for launch. And more recently, a new rumor has been circulating indicating that in the US, the Surface Duo will be offered in an AT&T offer.
For the moment, the technical specifications of the Surface Duo are still unknown. In 2019, Microsoft only presented the design of the device and the advantages of the dual screen. However, some sources suggest that we should not expect features similar to those of high-end Android smartphones.
The Surface Neo Pushed Back
Unfortunately, if the Surface Duo smartphone is still on the market, it seems that Microsoft has decided not to launch the Surface Neo tablet this year.
Like the Duo, the Surface Neo has two screens. This one doesn't use the Android operating system, but a modified version of Windows 10 called Windows 10X. And because of the pandemic, Microsoft has decided to change its plans for this version of Windows.