Surface Duo Discussion Thread

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  1. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...I think he is the only person outside of MS with a working SD currently...>>

    This is a pretty good article. Nice find, @djas ...

    Odd, however, that Panos says he is unfamiliar with what Courier was all about. Take a look at that old video, then relook at Duo. I don't see many differences; in fact it's Courier with telephonic function...
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    @djas - the McCracken is the best yet :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Reading all the articles /podcasts so far including today in Wired, and even the comments here, I think the Duo is shaping up to be a bit of a polarizing device. And thus it puts a lot more pressure on MS to deliver and innovate.

    I'm very excited about the future of dual screens and/or foldable ones, as I think the amount of innovation that can be wrung out of a single screen devices is nearing it's limit.

    https://www.wired.com/story/gadget-lab-podcast-468/
     
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  5. Marty

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    But there is another quote by Nadella that should give us some hope though, if I'm reading correctly:

    (FastCompany)
    "Asked the same question about the Duo’s reason for being, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, like many another sage technologist, references Alan Kay‘s maxim: “People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.” "

    Nadella is clearly a cloud/server guy, but the fact that he is tying hardware directly to the success of the software, means that Surface should always remain a priority for MS. And this should mean Surface will always remain a first-class citizen before Apple and other devices, in terms of software support.

    These are all good things, right? :)
     
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    I don't buy Panos' "unfamiliar" comment either. Not only are they basically identical (just look up Courier on YouTube), the concepts and software processes ARE the same.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Even though I'm sitting this one out, I agree wtih you. The duo and the fold are the future. What that also means, however, is that Android is the future too. That, I am really unhappy about. Although the foldable phone will eliminate the need to carry a computer outside the office, I will likely continue to work in Windows at work for the foreseeable future (foreseeable as in ... until I cash in).
     
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    I, at least at this moment in time agree with you. However consider this. There isn't any fundamental reason why 99% of what they have done for android with dual screens couldn't be ported to windows. And more and more, it expect it may come via Windows X if everything we are hearing (off the record of course) turn out to be even partially accurate.

    In other words , I'm seeing new glimmers of hope for the Neo among other devices albeit likely in at least a somewhat different form factor than it first appeared.


    And just for clarity, what we are hearing is that instead of Windows X being just a chrome OS competitor , the plans are much more ambitious and sweeping , ultimately as THE desktop/laptop/tablet OS period. Also possibly why the release dates are pushed back
     
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    Curse you @djas - I read McCraken and I'm experiencing shallow breathing again!

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  10. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...this should mean Surface will always remain a first-class citizen before Apple and other devices, in terms of software support...>>

    @Marty : I think we have to look at actions here. When Microsoft introduces improvements in Office for Apple before we see them in Windows, I have to seriously question their intent...
     
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