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When you look on Google Play Store you will find a plethora of launchers and lockscreen replacements and, over the past year or so the number seems to have doubled. Many trying to give you variations on the stock launcher or lockscreen but, now and again one comes along that stands out. One of the most recent and popular is Cover.
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Cover, which for the last few months has an invite-only beta, is now out of closed beta and available for free although still classed as Beta in the Play Store.

It’s a very interesting app since it lets you set different locations:
Home
Work
Car
Town

Different apps shortcuts will be displayed on your lockscreen. For each of the above setting, you have a different wallpaper as well, either one of Covers or your own. Cover learns what apps you use most and displays them on your lockscreen so you can access them quickly.

All that being said, the only downside to using this replacement is that if you use lockscreen widgets, you can’t use them anymore and you technically can’t set the apps yourself that appear on the lockscreen.

WIth Cover beta now in the Play Store, the company announced some changes to the app. Apparently over the last six weeks, they’ve “made over 100 improvements” that include optimized battery usage, improved car detection, compatibility with Android 4.4 KitKat, the Nexus 5 and new ART run-time for Android, when peeking and switching between apps, Cover now maintains the state within each app, tutorials on fast app-switching, how to set custom wallpapers/ring volume and how to use it with either a PIN/Pattern security code, more customization options such as those to configure the size and location of app tray target and the ability to share your Cover setup on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

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Source: Coverscreen

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini