Microsoft's Android flavored Next Lock Screen gives you message notificatications and more

Microsoft's Android flavored Next Lock Screen gives you message notificatications and more
The Next Lock Screen is found in the Google Play Store and is made for Android phones even though it was developed by Microsoft. That's really not terribly shocking considering that Microsoft owns a number of patents used in the production of Android handsets, and makes a decent living collecting royalties from other manufacturers, including Samsung.

The Next Lock Screen allows you to get a quick glance at your calendar, including meetings and their locations. The app will also dial you into a conference call, even entering the PIN number so that you can quickly connect. And a location based app launcher shows you the most used apps from your current location, allowing you to access them quickly.

A brand new update to the app allows music controls to appear on the Lock Screen on phones running Android 4.3 or higher. MMS notifications as well as notifications for Skype, Line, and Google Hangouts can be viewed from the app. And a single tap will allow you to turn off mobile data if you want to save your battery life. Microsoft says it has improved the performance of the app, and has also made some bug fixes.

If you're looking for an Android Lock Screen that keeps you informed, the Next Lock Screen is a free download from the Google Play Store.


source: NextLockScreen (Android) via Engadget

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