Jun 17 AT 8:26 AM Nick Gray 34 Comments

MIUI, HTC take Android lock screen to next level

While there are lots of people who aren’t fans of HTC Sense 3.0, we’re pretty sure most people do enjoy the new customizable lock screen it includes. The lock screen on the HTC Sensation and HTC Flyer allows users to unlock the device and launch directly into four user selectable apps and can also display social media updates, pictures, the weather and even stock quotes. But HTC wasn’t the first to deliver a lock screen with the ability to launch directly into an application. The MIUI team has featured this same capability for quite some time and will soon release new features and UI variations.

The next MIUI update (scheduled for later this week) will include four new lock screen styles that theme developers will be able to customize with their own graphics. Since no documentation about the new lock screens has been released yet, we’re not sure if users will be able to swap in their own apps or if they’ll be stuck with the ones shown in the image.

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Either way, it’s nice to see the MIUI team offer more options for their user base. We’re hoping more Google manufacturers realize the lock screen has a lot more potential than it’s current iteration. We know there are a number of apps on the Android Market that give users more options when it comes to lock screen. Let us know what you use and which features you enjoy the most.

Source: MIUI

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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