Belfiore: Windows Phone 8.1 beta Lockscreen app could be just a week away

Belfiore: Windows Phone 8.1 beta Lockscreen app could be just a week away
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore tapped out a tweet on Friday, to tell Windows Phone 8.1 users that a beta version of their eagerly awaited Lockscreen app is coming soon. Microsoft mentioned the feature at its Microsoft Build 2014 conference. Instead of being included with the OS, a separate Lockscreen app will have to be downloaded. Earlier this month, we showed you a video revealing what the Lockscreen will look like.

The app is designed by Windows Phone developer Rudy Huyn, known for his knock offs of popular iOS and Android apps for the Windows Phone platform, and Belfiore's tweet says that the beta version of the app is about a week away. The tweet also revealed that the app will be available for English devices that carry 1GB of RAM or more. That rules out the entry level models like the hugely popular Nokia Lumia 520, at least for now. There is talk that the Lockscreen will eventually be available for models sporting less than 1GB of RAM.

Belfiore's tweet also mentioned that the developers ran into some trouble while building the app, and also added a new feature. If Joe's timetable is correct, by this time next week, the beta Lockscreen app for Windows Phone 8.1 should be ready to be downloaded.

source: @joebelfiore via WPCentral


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