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Live lock screen wallpapers arrive with Windows Phone 8, including real time Facebook updates

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Live lock screen wallpapers arrive with Windows Phone 8, including real time Facebook updates
Just as rumored for a while now, Windows Phone 8 will have Live Apps, which will update in real time, and can push information to the lock screen. That screen usually doesn't do much but display static information, or update the basic things like messages, calls, weather and so on.

Now, with Windows Phone 8, third party apps will be able to push information right on your lock screen before you even flick away to get into the home screen. This will be customizable to your preferences, whether you want the Facebook app to push all the new statuses, messages and so on, or the Sports app to display the live score of a game, you catch the drift.

A pretty svelte ides, which should have been developed long time ago, as there have been hints and efforts from 3rd party app developers to do precisely that, and those options have proved very popular.

Live lock screen wallpapers arrive with Windows Phone 8, including real time Facebook updates

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posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:03 9

1. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


this is crazy man. apple and google seem in real danger.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:11 3

4. kamejoko (Posts: 106; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


without password, you can see many thing. ^^. Or wrong touch.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:26 6

5. enterthemax (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Oh, right, you can see all those SECRET espn scores or usa today news!! OMG!

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 09:30

15. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


O_O......you know, u don't have to comment if u have nothing to say right?

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:28 3

6. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Apple - yeah. Google? Hell no.

Android already has something like that - it's called Widgetlocker - and it allows you to put any widget you want on your lock screen.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:32 5

7. Lift_Off (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


who cares about android

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:36 3

8. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Most of the civilized world? You know - it being the most used mobile OS on the planet?

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 14:10 1

10. Lift_Off (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Not today my friend. today is about windows.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:03 1

11. MistB (Posts: 555; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Typical response from a defensive delusional windows phone fanboy. Your OS has NEVER mattered and still only commands less that 10 % of market share world wide, you can only dream of the numbers that IOS and Android garner. Android not important? That is highly doubtful, the average Joe will still flock to what they are familiar with, what Windows is, is a complete heap of mess and confusion of it's home screen, not the most intuitive OS in the world.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 01:04 1

14. Lift_Off (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


lol what a loser. Typical fandroid response. "My OS is best and most complex and everyone loves it" I'm not a windows fan boy ive never even owned a windows phone. I'm just interested in it, and android bores me. Sorry that that is such a problem to you.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:47 1

9. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


lol realy big trouble for them :) live wallpaper :) apple and samsung wipe away lol

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:32

12. wp8forever (unregistered)


they seem lol they are is different windows 8 , surface , and windows phone 8 aka lumia 920 go going all the way in put it down on paper .

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:08 1

2. Lift_Off (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Awesome!!

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:09 1

3. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


thats a cool new feature

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 00:52 1

13. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


that is an awesome feature!!! google and apple, better do something more extravaganza if you dont want WP to get some of your market shares!

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 09:31

16. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


This is Awesome! now i just need some cash to buy one!

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