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We saw just yesterday that Beautiful Clock Widgets was updated to support Android 4.2's new lockscreen widget functionality, and now HD Widgets is following today with its own update. There are many to choose from, and the update includes 11 new widgets in total -- 5 for the phone and 6 for the tablet -- for you to customize your lockscreen with.

We'll surely see more developers update their apps with this functionality as Android 4.2 gets onto more devices out there. For now, there are a couple good ones to choose from at least. HD Widgets will only set you back $1.99, and is available at the Play Store link above.


There are 15 comments

luke31 says:

What wallpaper is that?

psyke45 says:

Lol; that was the first question that popped in my head too.

fredbob3 says:

Well, anyone have an answer?

dnathan13 says:

+1 on the wallpaper. 1st thing I noticed.

psycholasers says:

cool, thanks for the link! the "neon paths" look like Tron light cycle trails!

DWR_31 says:

Why do I get the feeling that the wallpaper in question is only on the LG Nexus?

PGleo86 says:

nah, check Jays2Kings above for the link

Aditya Gulia says:

In the screenshot on the right, how're there two Widgets on one screen?
I'm pretty sure there's no single large widget like that..

mr.wizard says:

There is when you pull the widget down

Question about lockscreen widgets in general. It looks like the HD Widgets are toggles - i.e. activated by a single touch. Isn't the whole point of 'swipe to unlock' gestures that you don't want a simple touch to activate stuff on your lockscreen when the phone's sitting in your pocket?

Or do these lockscreen widgets require you to touch-and-drag in order to activate?

Never mind. It turns out you swipe down on the clock to expose the toggles. So they're not active when the phone's in your pocket.

NickAVV says:

For the record, my collection of widgets, Clean Widgets, has had this functionality for a few days now.

ChromeJob says:

I bought HD Widgets during the 25¢ sale, and just noticed this last night. I have to remove an EAS (ActiveSync profile) email account from my user to restore the "Add widgets" and scrolling lock screen funciton.

I've found a few interesting "quirks" with this app. The toggles (at least some of them) work while the screen is locked. I need to tinker a bit more, but the Airplane mode and some other switches would be Cool(TM) while traveling.

I also did a search while the screen locked, asking the Google-demoed "What year was BACK TO THE FUTURE released?" and Google Search read back the answer. When I unlocked, Google Now was active underneath.

Some of this is probably 1.0 release syndrome ... works now, until the developers get a handle on the security and functionality ramifications of all this.

awesome collection of wallpapers...Thanks for sharing...