Microsoft proves to be increasingly interested in developing apps and solutions for customers that aren’t using its platforms. The company’s latest effort in this direction is the Next Lock Screen app for Android devices, a tool that is meant to bring on the lock screen all the vital information you might need without having to unlock it. And when you think of it, it’s actually a pretty nice idea that will be useful to millions.

Next Lock Screen, a Microsoft Garage project, saves you time with quick app launch and access to the information you need. It’s a time saver lock screen built for busy professionals. See your calendar, missed calls and text messages all at a glance. Connect to a conference call in a single tap without unlocking your phone. Next Lock Screen even surfaces the apps you use most based on your location.

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Just think about this for a second – how many times you have to unlock your smartphone to get vital information? Yes, I know, quite a lot. That’s what Microsoft tries to fix with the new Next Lock Screen app for Android. By using it, you can save time, as it comes with quick app launch and access calendar, missed calls, email and text messages and more.

Next Lock Screen can even surface the apps you use most based on your location. The app is targeted at professionals, as it has a feature that allows to connect to a conference call in a single tap without unlocking the phone.

You can have quick access to your calendar, scroll through upcoming meetings and their location. It’s also possible to make your lock screen background dynamic by having the background change according to your location. Considering that the app is free, there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t go ahead and download it from the Play Store.

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