Surface Duo SDK Isn’t (Just) for Developers (Premium)


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.

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