Microsoft's 'Picturesque Lock Screen' For Android, Brings Bing Photos To Your Lock Screen

Microsoft has launched a new lock screen app called 'Picturesque Lock screen' for Android devices. The app is a part of Microsoft Garage project which previously released Next lock screen, Tetra lock screen, Torque and many more apps for Android devices.

 The app brings Bing home page images to your Android lock screen. The lock screen app can change images (from the past 6 days Bing homepages) just by a shake of the phone or by swiping to the right. The app allows users to access missed calls and text messages notification on the lock screen. Users can also search directly for the lock screen without unlocking the phone. 

Picturesque also brings current weather, news and Indian regional calender on the lock screen as well. It also allows user to access quick setting and shortcut controls like bluetooth, volume, brightness settings, Wi-Fi, camera from the lock screen.

Here are the features of the Picturesque Lock Screen-
  • Beautiful Bing Homepage images: Your lock screen will be updated with the beautiful daily Bing image; you could swipe through the images from past 6 days or shake your phone to change the image on your lock screen. 
  • Search on the lock screen: You could search for anything on the web directly from the lock screen and read all the linked pages without having to unlock your phone. 
  • Latest news: Keep yourself updated with the latest news headlines and tap through to read the full articles. 
  • Weather: Find out what the weather is at your current location; long tap through on the icons to get the detailed weather predictions for the week. 
  • Notifications on Screen: See your missed calls and Messages quickly from your lockscreen. Quick call or reply from the notification from Home screen itself.
  • Regional Calendars & Muhurats (Only for Indian users): Personalize the lock screen to access your favorite regional calendars and Muhurat. Now you can figure out what festival is on for the day, rahu kalam, chogadiya/hora timings all from the lock screen itself. 
  • Camera & Phone controls: Access your phone camera from the lock screen; Change your WiFi, Bluetooth, volume, brightness settings; also use your phone as a torch from the lock screen. 

Kaiser Bey
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Microsoft's 'Picturesque Lock Screen' For Android, Brings Bing Photos To Your Lock Screen Microsoft's 'Picturesque Lock Screen' For Android, Brings Bing Photos
To Your Lock Screen Reviewed by Kaiser on 2/04/2015 05:11:00 AM
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