Next Lock Screen

Microsoft has updated its Android-exclusive app Next Lock Screen in the Play Store with a few new features this week, including a way to check the weather from a smartphone user's local location.

Here's a look at the app's new additions:

  • Weather information for your location
  • Select your home wallpaper as the lock wallpaper
  • Ability to hide the system status bar
  • Better integration with the default device lock on Samsung devices running Kitkat
  • Performance improvement and bug fixes

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.