Microsoft acquires Echo Lockscreen creators Double Labs
Microsoft has confirmed the company has bought Double Labs, a startup based in Palo Alto, California that created the popular Android app Echo Notification Lockscreen. Microsoft has already released a similar app for Android, Next Lock Screen.
Business Insider spoke with Microsoft's Chief Experience Officer Julie Larson-Green about the purchase. She stated that it was part of the company's plan to help develop new products that help people increase their productivity.
The specific financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Source: Business Insider
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It's jagged and uncomfortable. Also, it heats up and the metal can be hot, even just from sunlight. The 810 gets hot = hot ass phone.
My completely poly 822 was the toughest smartphone I've ever had. I'll take another one of those over the Samsung and iPhones that I've broken.
Whatever happened to Spotlight???
Who said that their knowledge and skills will benefit Windows 10?! So far we have not heard anything about lockscreen functions in Windows 10, which is a ducking disgrace, because it means Microsoft wasted Rudy's work for LiveLockscreen.
For me this means once again: All [the fans] for Microsoft and Microsoft for Android!
We have not heard anything about lockscreen features in Windows 10, which is one of my major gripes, after the news broke that it's already feature-locked.
This is what I really hate Microsoft for:
Promising us gorgeous features like LiveLockscreen and then abandoning them without further notice.
New lock screen apps for Android.
Laggyness is to be expected if it's only an app and not "baked into" the OS itself.
Where would the problem be with integrating it into the OS? People that don't like the feature could simply ignore it.
We should've gotten used to by now that Nadella's Microsoft is all about pleasing the Android and iOS crowds and giving a pi*s about Windows users...