Next Lock Screen

Microsoft has updated its Android-exclusive Next Lock Screen in the Play Store with some new features. The big addition is that users can now lock their smartphone with a PIN or pattern for the first time.

Here's the breakdown of what's new in this update

  • Lock your phone with a PIN or Pattern!
  • Next Lock Screen is now available in three languages: English, Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin).
  • The home button press is now disabled, preventing accidental unlocks.
  • Bug fixes and performance optimization.

As we have reported before, Next Lock Screen is part of Microsoft's revamped Garage division, which allows its employees to develop and release projects that are outside their regular work duties.