Surface Duo Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by JoeS, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Interesting. Puts MS in a difficult spot. If they go 10x only the device wont sell. If they were to offer say a dual boot option , I think 10x would get ignored.

    A 3rd though unlikely option would be to deal with Android apps via virtualization/emulation. In other words make 10x the core OS and have an android subsystem. e.g. kind of what bluestacks does on x86 now in a rather basic way
     
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  2. djas

    djas Graffiti User

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    Welcome onboard :) Great post.

    My thoughts:

    Your filofax = my current (Phone/Moleskine) GTA8SP = my future Surface Duo.


    Edit:
    Instead of carrying a split-screen 8" tabletphone:
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    I can in the future folds that in half & carry it as a phone-sized (almost like a 2 Note 5s stack on top of each other folded) & still have multiscreens/split-screen when needed. This is awesome....:)

    The only issue is I will lose is Pie customisations & Samsung/Knox account? (I don't login to Google Play Store/anything) That's gonna be a bummer.

    MSA is a given of course.
     
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  3. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Noooooo! That'll leave a sour taste. BlueStacks, as far as I'm concerned, is quite useless. Very buggy and resource-honey.

    Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
     
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  4. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Yeah, I'm not a fan of bluestacks either. I guess because I was thinking Android, it's what first came to me. A better example would be Parallels on the Mac. Plus like with the mac, the underlying core architecture is the same.
     
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  5. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Panos - stick to the plan. The Duo has to be more than just a smaller version of the Neo - it needs to be a full communication device. Ignore the petitions and stay on message.
     
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  6. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I get the sense that I'm going to be forced to evolve to the Neo but it will take a complete device to make me give up my Notes.
     
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  7. burningorange

    burningorange Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'm of the same. I had a filofax, then a Palm Pilot III, and a Galaxy Note 10+ and can't wait to get back to the digital filofax. I also noticed in your picture things I also (still) have: the Rotring fountain pen and mechanical pencil... :)
     
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    But it's GORILLA glass.

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  9. ORTOX

    ORTOX Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I'm very interested in the Duo for the same reason @jra166 and @burningorange. I've gone back and forth several times from digital to physical for scheduling / planning / journaling.

    The problem I've noticed is the real lack of software for a true digital w/ inking replacement for the Filofax / Franklin Covey system. What software do you plan on using come Surface Duo release? Or are we hoping that someone will come to market with a software that will provide this functionality?
     
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  10. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...are we hoping that someone will come to market with a software that will provide this functionality?..>>

    ...Microsoft will likely create a custom app for the Duo and / or will encourage third party developers to do the same. Note that since Microsoft has a vision for how the Duo will work, they will have to have software developed for that vision at the time of hardware release...
     
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