Microsoft reviews its vision for the design and specifications of dual-screen applications


Microsoft recently revealed the company’s vision in the details and specifications of applications presented for dual screens on the Android platform and also on Windows 10X.

Microsoft began a while ago to work on developing the company’s application interface design to be compatible with the new dual screens, as in Surface Duo as well as Surface Neo.
Microsoft had revealed the Surface Duo last October, which came with a dual-screen design with the Android operating system, and Surface Neo also introduced a dual screen, but with Windows 10X.

Microsoft has paid the company’s applications to developers to start work on developing and improving the user experience in these applications, in line with the dual screen mechanism, and the company has reviewed its vision for designing applications with a screen lock and extension mechanism.

According to the software giant, the application interface will be displayed on one screen, and then the application interface will be expanded on the Surface Duo or Surface Neo screen when moving to the horizontal view in the screen.

Microsoft also confirmed testing several ways to improve the user experience to take advantage of the two screens through the company’s developers, as one of these methods supports displaying the application interface on both screens, with the advantage of viewing two pages of documents at the same time.

While another way comes to support the user with the application interface on one of the two screens, and display more details inside the application on the second screen, provided that Microsoft will develop methods of using the two screens in the applications according to the observations that will be added from the developers during the coming period.

On the other hand, Microsoft is working on testing a different set of input methods on dual screens, between touch-based input on the screen, or using a digital pen, or entry in the horizontal position of the screens, to finally reach the best experience in writing or input for users.

Microsoft is also studying the procedures and tasks that can be developed to be compatible with dual screens, for example support for the feature of dragging and dropping files from one application to another, by synchronizing the operation of two applications on each screen accurately.

Also among the points that Microsoft is working on developing is the display feature in the applications in line with the screen breaks, where some opinions tend to avoid these breaks in the presentation, or try to set the application interface to synchronize the two screens and integrate them accurately.

It is reported that Microsoft has launched an interface to simulate the Android platform on the dual screen of Surface Duo to support developers in starting applications testing, while it will start pushing Windows 10x emulator on Surface Neo next month.



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