12 August 2020
As we all are eagerly waiting for the Surface Duo foldable device to launch, Microsoft has reportedly already started work on the "Surface Duo V2". The report is coming from Android Central's Zac Bowden citing his own sources familiar with the situation. In one of the first steps towards the second version, Microsoft has acquired the team that worked on the Surface Duo's OS experience.
The team was originally from Movio, a Finnish company known for software, services, and design engineering. Its employees working in the United States, Romania, and Taiwan have been merged under the Microsoft Devices division. They will now be treated as full-time employees of the Redmond-based tech giant.
This newly absorbed team will be dedicated to working on the development of Android OS for Surface Duo devices. They will look to make most of the operating system capabilities as well as the dual-display panels. It means there is a good possibility that we will get to see some tweaked and unique software features for sure.
We have already heard reports that Surface Duo will allow users to create app groups. This will allow them to launch two preset apps with just one tap and that too in split-screen mode. The exact launch date is still unknown but the rumor mill is pointing at a possible August launch which is not that far.