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Microsoft's smart Android lock screen now shows the weather

Microsoft's smart Android lock screen now shows the weather
Jon Fingas
Jon Fingas|@jonfingas|December 8, 2014 12:40 AM

Microsoft's experimental Garage team has been busy -- hot on the heels of a Torque update, it's releasing a big upgrade to Next Lock Screen. The refreshed Android front end now shows the weather, so you won't be caught off-guard by rain on the way to a lunch meeting. Personalization is also more important here; you can use your home screen wallpaper as a backdrop if you like, and hide the status bar if you find it unsightly. This won't necessarily have you ditching your usual Android lock screen (especially not if you're a fan of Lollipop's notifications), but it's worth a try if you like quick access to apps and info.

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Microsoft's smart Android lock screen now shows the weather