Microsoft has this week released another Android exclusive application in the form of Pictureseque for Android. Which brings with it a number of features, including the ability for Android users to add the Bing search engine to their lock screen.
The new Android app also allows you to see your missed calls and text messages on the lock screen as well as adding the weather in your location, news and Indian regional calendars the lock screen of your Android smartphone.
The Microsoft Pictureseque app for Android has been created as a Microsoft Garage project and brings an image to your lock screen as well as the ability to quickly search Bing. The Pictureseque app also allows you to customise the picture from the past 6 days Bing homepages with just a shake of the phone or by swiping to the right. Features include :
– 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.
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