The Microsoft Surface is a Duo, it was announced that on the way back to last Fall, with a time frame for the release of around the it year’s holiday season. Recent rumours are pointing to Microsoft are shooting to beat that deadline by as much as a couple of months, and judging by the number of times we hear from the Surface, the Duo is mentioned in the last few weeks, and this is indeed the case.
The last bit of information in terms of a function from the Surface to the Duo, and it’s to do with making better use of the two screens, which is what the Duo is all about, after all. It will be called something along the lines of ‘app-groups’ (why not ‘the duet’, can you?) and it will let you create pairs of apps you use all the time, and at the same time, to add a shortcut icon on your home screen to open it on both at the same time. Samsung has been and where it’s going by the name of the App for a couple), as well as Sony is doing to the so called 21:9, Multi-window), but it is much better if you have two screens to work with. One has to wonder, where is the LG version, do you have the Dual Screens, after all.
You will be able to open Outlook, and PowerPoint with a single click.
Other details known so far on the Surface, Duo, a 5.6″ AMOLED display, and 2019 at the latest, Snapdragon 855 chipset, all powered by a small, 3,460 mAh battery. Support for the MS Surface Pen, with a wide range of functions and advanced integration, has been rumored as well. The tablet will reportedly launch running Android on the 10, but Microsoft is already working on an Android 11, update.