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HD Widgets Updated, Support for Android 4.2 Lockscreen Widgets Added

One of the features that we are currently on the fence about, is the introduction of lockscreen widgets for Android 4.2. We have heard the argument that widgets should be for a homescreen, and a lockscreen should be just that, a lockscreen. If you do happen to want widgets on your lockscreen though, why not have pretty ones that you can customize? The makers of the HD Widgets have updated their app, which now supports for the adding of their widgets to the lockscreen.

You can choose between different clock widgets, system setting widgets, and other various layouts. If you’re running Android 4.2 and want to try it out, go pick it up in Google Play.

Play Link ($1.99)

  • wheineman

    Does anybody else have trouble getting the “Text Header” to remember it’s size? I set it as the main screen, and it always opens up as a tiny box above the unlock button until I scroll the screen.

  • I’d have loved to just see a duplication of the notification drop-down on the lockscreen. I’m guessing there’s no access to the notifications in normal apps, which makes sense.

    I don’t know why everyone is so excited about clock widgets. There’s already a clock on the screen up in the corner. Maybe 3 or 4 clocks would be good!

  • Gr8Ray

    I wish they would at least change the way you add/remove widgets to the lockscreen though. I find it pretty annoying when I see that empty panel to the left “flash” every time the screen comes on. It makes a feature that otherwise would have been pretty nice, look ugly and half-assed.

  • Boblank84

    there is a mod on xda that allows any widget to be added to the lockscreen http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1999125

  • And it’s little details like these that make Android stand out. All hail the open ecosystem!

  • J

    Uhh, share that wallpaper please?

  • NorCalGuy

    What is that sweet wallpaper?? It looks like something the Xoom should have come with with honeycomb

  • MikeSaver

    I dont think widgets aren’t meant for lockscreens. I mean why else would there be the “Widget Locker app” It’s just how its accomplished. I think Widget Locker does a better job since you can put multiple widgets on the lockscreen instead of just making separate pages, which is weird.

    On my phone I have a “Beautiful Widgets” clock and the “Zooper Widget” below giving the time for sunset, sunrise and my current loation and weather. It’s very minimalistic but adds a lot.

  • NyReynolds

    Can’t wait for more apps to support this. It’s a nice feature.

  • Daniel Clifford

    Much better than that ugly stock clock they decided to put in 4.2.