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- Microsoft is developing a version of the Your Phone app for dual-screen devices.
- The Surface Duo may get PC syncing ability soon.
- While you're at it, don't hesitate to visit the Surface Duo page to stay up to date on the dual-screen device that's shipping very soon!
Microsoft has in the past published the design principles it wants developers to follow when creating apps for its upcoming dual-screen devices. We all know that, for example, applications on the Surface Duo should support multiple screen modes.
Apart from that, the tech giant should be done developing the hardware aspects of the device by now. So, it’s currently concentrating on building pre-installed apps for the futuristic form factor.
Well, it appears that Microsoft is now working on a dual-screen version of the Your Phone app. If the application comes pre-installed on the Surface Duo, the device will have the ability to pair with a PC, out of the box.
Surface Duo could get the ability to sync with PC
According to images that Twitter user Alumia shared recently, Your Phone is getting multi-screen support.
The images showcase the app’s frame in single-screen and two-screen modes.
Spoiler: Your Phone will be getting support for dual-screen devices (TwoScreenDeviceFrameDouble) pic.twitter.com/00G6wEV7tv
— Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) June 20, 2020
While the tweet does not categorically state that this version of Your Phone is coming to the Surface Duo, it would be unimaginable for the device to ship without PC syncing support.
Logically, if Surface Duo can sync to a PC, it has to use Your Phone, the only Android application Microsoft has for this function.
The Surface Duo isn’t the typical smartphone, so all the other apps it’s getting support multiple screen modes too.
For example, it recently emerged that a two-screen version of Microsoft Edge will be the default browser for the device. As such, the Chromium-based app will have the ability to span across the two displays of an open Surface Duo.
It shouldn’t be long before the device finally ships, according to the expectations of many. Holiday 2020 is the official release date for the device, though. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft remains tightlipped as to whether this has changed.
What are your expectations of dual-screen user experiences on the Surface Duo? Feel free to let us know via the comments section below.