If you use bing search engine daily on Android or if you’re searching for a lock screen replacement app, you should try out Microsoft’s Picturesque. This free lock screen app from the software giant can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and its APK is of 2.66 MB size. Here are the top features of this latest app from Microsoft corporation:
Picturesque Lock screen app: What does it provide?
Easy access to bing: Microsoft Bing can now be accessed without unlocking the Android device as it has been added to the lock screen. This is a useful feature for the people who use Microsoft Bing regularly. Picturesque features an inbuilt web browser wherein it displays the search results.
Beautiful HD images: Once it is installed and configured, Picturesque will set a high-definition format image as the lock screen wallpaper. The picture can be set as home screen wallpaper too as the app lets you download the wallpaper on the phone. Images are downloaded automatically by Picturesque. To get information on displayed picture, you have to tap on the I icon that appears at the bottom right corner of the lock screen.
Favorite apps: Picturesque for Android will display 5 of the most recently used apps on the lock screen.
News: When you install Picturesque on android, it will detect your phone’s location. It uses this information to display the latest science, politics, sports business, tech news and top stories in your region (and across the world). The news is fetched from top news websites.
Calendar: As picturesque detects your location, it will display a regional calendar. For example, Indian users will see today’s Panchang and mahurat. This app also makes you aware of the upcoming festivals in your country.
Useful shortcuts: In most of the Android phones, you’ll have to unlock your device to access its networking features like Bluetooth or WiFI. But this is not the case with smartphones installed with Microsoft PictureSque app. This app allows you to turn on/off Bluetooth, torch, WiFi without entering any password or pattern lock.
Have you tried out the new Picturesque app from Microsoft? If yes then please share your experiences with us.