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

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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16 Comments

1. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

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

4. kamejoko

Posts: 248; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

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

5. enterthemax

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

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

15. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

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.

7. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

who cares about android

8. ilia1986 unregistered

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

10. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Not today my friend. today is about windows.

11. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

14. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 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.

9. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

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

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 .

2. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Awesome!!

3. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

thats a cool new feature

13. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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!

16. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

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