Microsoft Integrates Bing Into Next Lock Screen for Android

Microsoft has rolled out a nice update to their Android lock screen app, Next Lock Screen.  The update brings full integration of the company’s Bing search engine (which has had a big resurgence as of late) into the app so you can do search while your phone is still locked. The updated build is version 3.7.1 for those keeping score at home and if you have the app installed, the OTA update for you should be coming over the next day or two.  Once you have it, you will be able to tap on the Bing logo on the lock screen and do a search without having to unlock your phone.  It is a handy feature if you are searching while on-the-go.

If you aren’t familiar with Next Lock Screen, it is a lock screen app that Microsoft targets for busy professional.

Microsoft's Next Lock Screen
Microsoft’s Next Lock Screen

Next Lock Screen is the ultimate lock screen for busy professionals. Next helps protect your phone from unwanted access by others, and you are instantly more productive.

It works as a lock screen replacement for your Android phone and gives you access to your calendar, contacts, apps and weather all at a glance.  It is a pretty clean but powerful interface that is certainly a step above the stock lock screen on the platform.  If you haven’t checked it out before, you can download it free in the Play Store.