Here's a demo of lockscreen apps on Windows Phone 8.1

Here's a demo of lockscreen apps on Windows Phone 8.1
We've known that lockscreen apps are coming to Windows Phone with the latest 8.1 Cyan update for a while now, but it's fair to say that we never actually got to see enough of them. Thankfully, Windows Phone division chief, Joe Belfiore, took to Twitter last week, announcing that after the feature is a week away from release. 

Said to require a device with at least 1GB of RAM at launch (yes, that excludes a few phones), the feature has been showcased in a YouTube clip uploaded yesterday. Demo'd are three different unlock animation styles: "Classic", "Clock Plus", and "Stripe". We tend to like the first and last, as Clock Plus seems overly busy, but we're sure not all will necessarily agree.

Windows Phone fans, are you excited about this new feature? 


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18 Comments

1. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

love it

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

But many 520, 630/635, etc. owners with 512 RAM will be left out with this feature. They need to bring it for all those huge low / mid range device owners with 512 MB RAM. I thought WP OS is optimized and it can run almost anything with 512 MB RAM but this is sad. Not fair. Disappointed.

12. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

this was demoed on a 630 which shows releasing it on 512mb will have lag just like you can see in the video.

14. Nokia99

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

You surely know a lot about Nokia phones -_- that's a Lumia 930 not a 630 .it has 2gb of RAM

16. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

sorry sir i wasnt paying much attn to what phone it actually was just the feature. do you feel better? feel like the big guy in the room?

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

When more advance feature are added, more ram will be needed. This is a computing requirement much like the law of physic.

3. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

of course most wont understand or refuse to understand that and say this is why wp sucks......

5. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

troll detected ! We dont need your flame comment , go there where android have news and cry because your system block every day :D

9. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I cant troll if i only use wp........you might want to reread my comment

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

That's why when people sell you phone with less than 2GB Ram, RUN!!!

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

lmao.

18. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

But if microsoft knew about this they should have added 1 gb ram in new phones like 630 .

4. moinkhan321

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

But i dont just bcoz of i have lumia 525 it has 1gb ram,im so excited for an update

6. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Love this feature. Can't wait for it to hit my L1520. The last stripe one looks sexy! Great job MS!

11. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

This time I have to agree with you. Nice feature.

13. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Ahh, yes. (BTW even though you say you are self sufficient and Says NO to Google, you seem to use a lot of their products, for example, YouTube)

15. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Awesome, can't wait

17. rayman173

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

All three are awesome especially the clock and stripe.

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