Microsoft unveils Live Apps that show info on your lock screen

Microsoft is unveiling their brand new Windows Phone 8 OS and along with it their new " Live Apps". We heard about this term before in some leaked marketing material but we never knew what exactly these were.

Joe Belfiore has just unveiled that these new apps are apps that can take advantage of some brand new functionality on your phone. They can be set to update your lock screen with real time information. Earlier today we saw some leaked slides of an ESPN and Bing lock screen and Joe demoed the Facebook app integrated with the brand new function. The lock screen would cycle through your photos.

Basically, the new Windows Phone 8 lock screen can bring you important information from inside your apps to the front and center, taking the concept of glance and go to a whole new level. We'll update as soon as we learn more.

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