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Microsoft will undergo the Android compatibility test very soon for the new Surface Duo

Microsoft will undergo the Android compatibility test very soon for the new Surface Duo
The Siliconreview
13 July, 2020

Last year in the Q4 tech giant, Microsoft had made an announcement that the new Surface Duo will be using Android for OS. The official launch date is fast approaching for the device, and it looks all set to go through Google's compatibility check program. The program's main motto is to make sure that the Android OS running on the new device is Android compatible. By checking this, we can determine whether the applications are specifically designed for the Android Execution Environment. The search engine giant, Google had come up with this test suite to ensure that the manufacturers are correctly following the guidelines required to pass through the test suite. The launch of the device seems very imminent because Microsoft is pushing to pass the compatibility test suite.

The passing of the test is a formality that every android device must go through, and the certification is crucial to Android's ecosystem. While the Surface Duo was launched, Dieter Bohn had stated that to ensure the widest compatibility; all the new Duo devices will be shipped with the Google Mobile Services. The OS used by Microsoft will not be tweaked or forked like how Amazon did with the Fire OS. One of the standout things in the whole scenario is that Microsoft has completely embraced Android as a whole.