Microsoft is hiring more staff to ramp up Surface Duo development

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Surface Duo Android device

Microsoft’s Android-powered Surface Duo is one of the most
exciting phones in 2020. The unique dual-screen phone could
replace your traditional smartphone and tablet if it turns out
to be the revolutionary device that Microsoft promised last
year.

What will make-or-break the unique form factor of the Surface
Duo is its software and usability. Now, we noticed that
Microsoft is hiring in a big way for its Surface Duo to ramp up
the development and work on post-launch strategy as the device
gains an important role in the company’s hardware strategy.

Microsoft is looking
for 16 engineers to help the company improve the software and
ramp up development. It’s been less than a year since the
Surface Duo was announced and the team behind it is planning to
expand ahead of the launch.

As per one job post, Microsoft is looking for ‘Principal
Program Manager’ to “drive product planning, implementation,
and integration for Surface Duo and future products”. Another
job post points to a lead role for someone who would be
responsible for “definition and execution of the Surface Duo OS
and Platform”.

Microsoft is also looking for a talented principal Android
developer with a strong background in “shipping consumer
devices”.

The company is currently seeking new employees in Washington,
California and Taipei.

According to a leak, Surface Duo could come with an interesting
feature known as “Peek”,
which will allow users to quickly check and interact with your
notifications without needing to fully open the dual-screen
phone.

Unlike Galaxy Fold, Surface Duo doesn’t have a secondary
outside display and Peek feature might help you stay up-to-date
with notifications.

Surface Duo is a whole new form factor for traditional
smartphone and it comes with Snapdragon 855 processor and 6GB
of RAM. The device will ship with 64GB or 256GB storage and
there’s no 128GB option here.

Surface Duo is expected to launch later this year.



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