As of Android 4.2, Google’s stock operating system lets you put a single widget on the lock screen. However, phone vendors have been providing much more compelling lock screen experiences for a long time now. The latest HTC Sense UI has a lock screen with a rich image, the time, weather and four customizable quick shortcuts to four apps. Samsung’s lock screen for the Galaxy S4 not only allows you to put a few quick shortcuts at the bottom of its screen, but also has a second desktop where you can store an additional 12 shortcuts that let you unlock into any of your favorite apps.
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