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Next Lock Screen update brings music controls, MMS and online chat support

Microsoft's Next Lock Screen app has just been updated with MMS and online chat support, as well as support for music control.
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January 19, 2015
Next Lock Screen

A few months ago, Microsoft’s Garage initiative released Next Lock Screen, a simple lock screen replacement that aims to give users the information that they want without needing to enter the phone. The app has just been updated to bring Hangouts, Skype and Line messages to its users, along with MMS messages. The update also brings music controls to the lock screen, which is a feature we definitely would have liked to see from the start. These additions are very important when it comes to lock screen replacements, so we’re happy to see these features added. Take a look below for the full changelog:

  • Music Player Controls. Now control music on Android OS versions 4.3 and above.
  • Multimedia Messaging (MMS) Support. Multimedia messaging notifications will now appear on your lock screen.More Instant
  • Messaging Support. Receive instant messaging notifications for Skype, Line, and Google Hangouts (for Android OS version 4.3 and higher).
  • Quick Toggle Mobile Data. Turn on or off mobile data with a single tap.
  • Improved performance, memory usage and number of bug fixes.

If you’re interested in trying this app or need to grab the update, head to the Play Store link below.