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Unofficial ROM brings Android 13 to the Surface Duo

Microsoft’s Surface Duo is an Android-powered dual-screen mobile device that began shipping before Google had really done much to bring native support for dual-screen hardware to Android. So Microsoft built in a bunch of custom features that not only brought support for Microsoft’s apps and services, but also for phones with two screens. But while […]

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Soon you’ll be able to dual boot Android and Windows on Surface Duo phones (unofficially)

The Microsoft Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 are dual-screen smartphones that ship with a bunch of Microsoft apps and services running on Google’s Android operating system. But some folks would rather run Windows on a Microsoft-made device like the Surface Duo, and thanks to the third-party developers behind the WOA Project, you’ve been able […]

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Report: Microsoft’s next Surface phone could be a foldable rather than dual-screen

Microsoft’s first two Surface-branded smartphones were dual-screen Android devices that shipped with a bunch of Microsoft’s custom apps and services. But the next Surface phone? It might ditch the dual-screen design and feature a single foldable display instead. That’s according to a report from Windows Central’s Zac Bowden, who says he has “sources who are familiar […]

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Lilbits: Installing Windows on all the things (or at least the Steam Deck and Surface Duo 2)

Microsoft may be have rolled out a more Windows-like user interface to its dual-screen Surface Duo smartphone lineup, but the devices still ship with Google’s Android operating system. That hasn’t stopped developers like Gustave Monce from working to install actual Windows software on the phones. Up until recently, a lot of that work has focused […]

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Microsoft brings Android 12L to the Surface Duo (with a Windows 11-inspired skin)

Microsoft is rolling out a software update for its dual-screen smartphones that makes Android look and function a bit more like Windows 11. Part of that is just due to the update to Android 12L – Google has optimized its mobile operating system to take better advantage of larger screens by adding support for a […]

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Lilbits: Signal drops SMS, Microsoft launches Surface Studio 2+, more Apple services coming to Windows, and Intel layoffs ahead?

Thanks to falling demand for PCs and increased competition from rival chip makers, it looks like Intel may be planning to layoff thousands of employees soon.  In addition to the introducing the new Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 today, Microsoft has unveiled a Surface Studio 2+ for creative professionals… but it’s a kind of […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft’s cheaper Surface Duo was canceled before it was ever announced

Developer Lukas Hartman is showing off a prototype of the printed circuit board for the upcoming MNT Pocket Reform mini laptop with a 7 inch display and a modular, open hardware design. And speaking of modular miniatures, the reTerminal is a Raspberry Pi-based device with a 5 inch touch display and a modular design… except […]

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Now you can install Windows on the Microsoft Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone (updated)

It’s been a few years since Microsoft stopped developing Windows-based operating systems for smartphones and ended support for existing devices that shipped with Windows 10 Mobile. But if you want to run Windows on a Microsoft-made smartphone, now you can. Earlier this year developer Gustav Monce succeeded in installing Windows on the 1st-gen Microsoft Surface […]

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Lilbits: Dragonbox Pyra, ScummVM, and LibreOffice updates and Google’s Pixel 6 is a hit (by Pixel standards)

The DragonBox Pyra is a handheld computer designed to run Linux-based software and which includes a QWERTY keyboard and built-in game controllers allowing you to use it for work or play. At least that’s the idea… but getting your hands on one has been challenging. The Pyra has been in development for years and went […]

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Lilbits: Surface Duo’s Android 11 update is finally here, Google’s next Chromecast is coming… eventually, and dual booting Android & Windows on a OnePlus 6T

When the Microsoft Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone first launched the streets in September 2020, the phone shipped with Google Android 10 and some custom Microsoft software designed to make the operating system more dual-screen friendly. When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Duo 2 a year later, it was running Android 11. At the time, Microsoft said […]