According to foreign media reports, the device has officially become a reality after Microsoft began to accept orders for the surface duo to be delivered on September 10. The surface duo was originally released in late 2019, when it was expected to be available during the holiday season of 2020, but it is now announced earlier than expected. A lot of people think that this is because Microsoft can’t drag on any longer because it uses the previous generation of hardware. < / P > < p > in other words, given that surfaceduo is equipped with a 2019 processor and does not have key features such as NFC, Microsoft has to release it as much as possible to avoid being phased out due to outdated hardware at the time of launch. < / P > < p > no matter what hardware is used on duo, this new product is very important in the long run. Microsoft sees this product as a truly innovative product that revolutionizes the productivity of mobile devices. < / P > < p > while the Redmond based software giant has been obsessed with productivity for the past few years, surface duo has a more ambitious goal of completely replacing computers. < / P > < p > “in fact, I always use it as my main device. I’m not sure what else I need! ” Said Deepak Menon, chief designer of office. < / P > < p > however, technically, the surface Duo is replacing the PC with an Android device, which is a bit awkward because it runs an operating system developed by Google. After trying to get everyone on the computer and make windows the world’s number one operating system, the company now wants people to stick with Android devices. To be clear, Microsoft doesn’t want to kill PCs, but wants its surface duo to be the device of choice for mobile priority countries. < / P > < p > this means that Microsoft wants to conquer markets where customers don’t usually rely on PCs, but rather use mobile devices to do almost everything. According to Jon Friedman, director of design for Microsoft office, people may think that the proportion of people using mobile devices at home will decrease during the new crown pandemic, but many data show the opposite. It is reported that from the beginning of February to the end of March alone, the number of mobile teams users per week increased by more than 300%. < / P > < p > “personally, I don’t want to be in a room or stare at a screen all the time. Others also talk about the need to be outdoors or work. When I start using the surface duo, I can give myself a more powerful and productive experience. ” < / P > < p > although for some people, surface duo does have the ability to replace PCs, so focusing on mobile productivity and pursuing customers in mobile priority countries brings back the question everyone talked about last year – why doesn’t Microsoft offer a surface duo running Windows 10x, an operating system designed for dual screen and foldable devices? The answer to this question is application. Microsoft needs apps, so does surface duo, and users in all these countries need apps. Devices like surface duo need a huge application ecosystem to make PCs a second choice for many people, and Microsoft doesn’t have time to build it. < / P > < p > on the other hand, Microsoft is fully aware that surface D is not entirely correct in terms of mobile experience, which is why Microsoft has always insisted that there will be more improvements. “The surface Duo is the first generation device, and we are still in the early stages of exploring where it’s going next,” Friedman concludes.