I’m referring, of course, to yesterday’s release of the first preview version of the Surface Duo SDK, which seems on the, ahem, surface to be aimed solely at developers. But it’s not.
I woke up this morning surprised to discover that at least a few non-developer bloggers had successfully gotten an early version of Surface Duo running in the Android Studio emulator. I had always intended to check this out, had, in fact, been harboring a secret desire to write a basic app that would work properly in this new type of system. But how had these guys overcome the many technical hurdles that using Android Studio presents so quickly? I had to find out.