Best lock screen widget apps for Android
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 20, 2012, 6:39 AM
Lock screen apps that support widgets are only a handful right now, but there are many others that enhance the functionality of the first screen you encounter upon pressing that lock/power key of your Android phone.
With most of them you can call or text frequented contacts, launch apps or adjust settings directly from the lock screen. Some offer plugins that display different information like your Facebook or RSS feed there, and some shine with an abundance of themes to choose from so your lock screen never gets boring. Check out a few of the best in the slideshow below.
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this is the beauty of android. customization FTW!
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 6:48 AM 19
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Yup, but when u tell iPhone fans about widgets, they say "who the help is gonna use that".like when I had the galaxy nexus with the panorama feature on it they still say who's gonna need that but when apple announced panorama and raving about it all the iPhone fans are just fascinated and over excited and I just sit there and laugh at them !!!!
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 6:59 AM 19
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I think android just makes a mess of everything....... there are widgets, then lock screen widgets, app tray and widgets tray.... I think android should just clean up this mess and make it simple....
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 6:58 AM 1
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He wants it simple cause his mind cant keep up.. I think you're around 70 y/o
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 7:57 AM 7
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My father is a doctor, I helped him make the choice between iOS and Android. His first question about them was "Which one just works." He doesn't care about customization, he just wants to call, text, read emails, and browse the web. Call him simple minded all you want, but you're close minded if you believe everyone thinks widgets/customization are the most important thing on a phone.
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 12:24 PM 3
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Wait - I thought a lockscreen was supposed to be ... locked? I'm tired of being butt-dialed. I use WidgetLocker, but don't put widgets on the lockscreen that don't display information that I want to view quickly. I disable the click-response for all except the lock widget (don't want to wear out the power button or waste battery). The idea of customization is that we can each have what we want or feel is important, but please don't dial me inadvertently or whine about your battery life.
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 12:36 PM 0
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Looking at some of these lock screens you kinda have to ask yourself, if you need all those widgets and apps on it, why not just turn off the lock screen? I turn off the lock screen so I don't have to get something like this
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 2:23 PM 2
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