Leaked WP8 Image Shows Off 3rd party App set Live Wallpapers/Lock-Screens

| October 28, 2012 | 23 Replies

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What you’re looking at above is the new Windows Phone 8 lockscreen (ignore the old Windows button); previously when the SDK was leaked we found the option to set custom 3rd party app notifications on the locks screen (bottom right corner is facebook in the image above). We’ve also heard rumors of a live Bing wallpaper, that could automatically change the phones wallpaper daily (similar to Bing Desktop- which is actually pretty cool). The image above leads us to believe that other applications, examples given are ESPN & USA today; would be able to change the wallpaper to give you related content at a glance. The usage of the lockscreen with ESPN to give you the current sport scores is an amazing idea, much more beautiful than sending you a notification about the score.

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  • rstyle

    Live score wallpaper??….. damn! cant wait for this shit!

  • Deep Space Bar

    Lmao battery problems on the rise

    • Dave

      Lmao doesn’t see how this has nothing to do with android live wallpapers.

    • nabkawe

      Why? You could just turn it off plus many advancement have been made to energy consumption in both software and hardware.

      • Quantom

        No, not really on the hardware side of things. Phones are just getting larger to accommodate proportionally larger batteries.

        • nabkawe

          actually my friend the batteries on the Lumia 920 are lithium-polymer which deplete a lot slower than usual batteries and have a longer life cycle , Plus even though screens are bigger they consume less now a days and there’s also the snapdragon CPU which also is batteries friendly
          So Hardware wise we’re solid , i’m actually more worried about the WP8 new kernel though.

          • shef

            I thought that the only difference between LiIo & LiPo batteries are the form of the battery. LiIo can be only like a brick.

    • viipottaja

      It’s not like its streaming content to the lock screen. Just a periodic/as needed update. So minimal impact on battery.

    • migo

      The screen won’t be active the whole time. It’ll be off, then you turn it on, look at the info, continue working or let the screen turn back off.

  • Malik

    But what are the mobile where we can now see these wallparper/lockscrenn? New devices?

  • Nikhil

    Nice

  • Maybe

    HTC WP?
    Wonder if Microsoft using HTCs on their big WP8 day tomorrow

    • dss

      Most likely.

    • Vedhas Patkar

      There are Nokia ones as well.

  • MICROSOFT SCREWED NOKIA

    My N900 did this 2 years ago!

    • Bob

      So you must be happy with the addition?

    • viipottaja

      I have the N900 still. Can you tell which sponsors that?

    • KeiZka

      What app was that again? Care to share?

  • nokiaaaaaouh

    I want it on live tiles background and app or menus
    To make it isn’t boring
    That’s a new nokia phone ooops

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  • ms.nokia

    nice, i hope the live wallpapers have options to be updated every few hours or so.
    keeps my phone screen fresh and keeps me informed.

    • migo

      I can definitely see potential for apps that let you customise all the info. I wonder if it even extends to being able to interact with the lock screen.

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