Microsoft launches Android lockscreen app

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Microsoft has quietly launched another Android app into the Google Play store. Simply titled “Picturesque Lock Screen”, the app will change the background image to match the photos Bing uses on its homepage.

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It has some neat features too, as Microsoft explains:

“Picturesque Lock Screen, a Microsoft Garage project, brings the beautiful Bing home page images to your android lock screen. The app allows you to easily change the image (from the past 6 days Bing homepages) with just a shake of the phone or by swiping to the right. You could see your missed calls and text messages at a glance on the lock screen and also search directly from the lock screen without unlocking your phone. Picturesque also brings your current weather, news and Indian regional calendars on your phone lock screen.”

The launch comes just three months after Microsoft launched three other Android apps from its experimental “Garage” division, and is another sign of Microsoft’s growing interest in Android as a platform.

You can download Picturesque Lock Screen from here.

James O’Malley