Redmond giant Microsoft has unveiled a new Android lock-screen application called Picturesque exclusively for Android devices. This picturesque app brings the Bing's homepage image to lock screen and it can be changed periodically. This app allows you to change the image by either shaking the device or swiping to the right.
With this app active, you can access your text messages, missed calls and other notifications in the Picturesque lock-screen. Now you can search anything instantly on the search bar, powered by Bing without unlocking the device. Microsoft has also enabled quick lock-screen toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Brightness, GPS, Flash light etc. Some of the noted features are
• 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 lock screen. 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.
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