Microsoft is no stranger to developing new Android Apps. Despite their own Windows Phone Platform, Microsoft constantly releases various Android Utility Apps and the most recent App by Microsoft for Android is Picturesque. Microsoft’s Picturesque App for Android is a Lock Screen Replacement for Android Devices.
Picturesque brings the power of Bing straight to your Lock screen and it is actually the Redmond’s second App to make it to the Google’s Play Store. Microsoft’s Next Lock Screen App has been in Play Store for Quite some time now and it was a good time to update it.
The recent small feature-packed update received by Microsoft now allows it’s users to set a lock pattern or a PIN and hence, prevent the unwanted access to your device in your absence. Previously, Microsoft’s Garage Project,Next Lock Screen doesn’t seem to have such security features.
Picturesque App By Microsoft will now support three languages namely English, Spanish, and Chinese (Mandarin). Some of the Key Features of Picturesque includes Quick App Launch which means that the App Can be Launched Directly from the Lock Screen itself. Moreover, one can view the reminders in the Calender on the lock screen and even the MMS Notifications and other instant messaging notifications for Skype,WeChat ,WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, and Line. (Android OS version 4.3 and higher).
Other Features of Picturesque includes music player controls on your lock screen, weather updates and dynamic background. One of the best feature of Picturesque App is that it has a Swipe Dialler Option which allows it’s users to open the Dialler Pad just with a Swipe from Lock Screen of Android Smartphones. Changelog of course includes usual bug fixes and performance enhancements .
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