Windows Phone 8 might bring live wallpapers to the lock screen
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 29, 2012, 7:14 AM
While it's anyone's guess what these new features might be, one of them is making the rumor rounds, and it sounds pretty bomb - the lock screen might be able to function as a live wallpaper.
The image you see below has been sent as an example of this new functionality, which apparently will take some of the default apps, or there live tiles, to be precise, on the lock screen. We are seeing the Bing search changing wallpapers as an option, as well as the Sports and News apps getting front and center, with what appears to be live updates directly on your lock screen.
In any case, the event is just a few hours away, so we should know more come 10am Pacific, and we'll be liveblogging the festivities for your viewing pleasure.
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That is a actually a nice idea. How didn't Apple/Google think about that earlier...?
posted on Oct 29, 2012, 7:27 AM 6
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Actually Android already have live wallpaper since Gingerbread if I'm not wrong. That's two years ago.
posted on Oct 29, 2012, 8:26 AM 1
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And please tell me why my lumia 710 cant run this? If all we get is the new start screen im gunna be pissed...
posted on Oct 29, 2012, 7:49 AM 6
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Hard to argue. Sure, WP8.0 will have some upgrades that can't come to your 710, my Focus S or the other WP 7.5 devices. And some improved tools (Nokia drive and Radio for example) will come. But as far as baked in functions of the OS, if it is only one of these huge improvements it will be a black eye. Tech sites and magazines will pound MS mercilessly, and it will be warranted.
posted on Oct 29, 2012, 8:22 AM 1
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