Microsoft's Picturesque brings Bing to your Android lockscreen

Picturesque Lock Screen for AndroidMicrosoft has released Picturesque Lock Screen for Android, an Android lockscreen replacement which brings background images from to your Android homescreen. The app allows you to easily change the image (from the past 6 days Bing homepages) with just a shake of the phone or by swiping to the right.

You can download the app directly on your Android device through the Google Play Store or by using the following link.

Download from the Google Play Store
Price Free
Requirements Android 4.0.3 or greater

Picturesque Lock Screen for Android also lets you see your missed calls and text messages at a glance on the lock screen and also search directly from the lock screen without unlocking your phone. Picturesque also brings your current weather, news and Indian regional calendars on your phone lock screen. You can also toggle Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, brightness, and volume levels, as well as turn on your device's flash.

Picturesque Lock Screen for Android has the following features:
  • 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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