Microsoft’s Next lock screen for Android phones gets a major update

Microsoft has just launched a significant update to its smart lock screen for Android devices. Microsoft Next v2.6 not only fixes some of the known bugs but throws in a few new useful features as well.

The recent Next update brings a couple of geo-sensitive features. Users can now set the lock screen to require a passcode when either at Home or at Work, and even set different wallpapers for Home, Work, or Auto. This smart feature can turn out to be very useful for those who want to customize their Android lock screen depending on their location.

Another of the new features in Microsoft Next is called Smart Contacts and is a system that learns the contacts that the user frequently communicates with and displays them on the lock screen for easy access.

It's also nice to see that Microsoft has updated Next to support fingerprint scanners, a feature that has become the norm for high-end Android handsets.

If this is the first time you're hearing about Microsoft's Android lock screen, what you should is that this is a Microsoft Garage project that's centered around productivity features. The app takes the commonly-used things, such as the notification system, the contacts, an app launcher, and even weather and music widgets and places them right on the lock screen. The app is free to download, and you can check it out by heading over to the source link below.



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5. cdgoin

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WHY, doesn't MS make it work and look like WIndowsPhone..? Then I can switch to Android. They ought to accept the fact and do just that with Windows Phone. Just go ahead and skin Android to look like WIndows Phone. We knows its only a matter of time.

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its a garage app, employees on their own time using resources to build it.

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they'd lose even the existing user base

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