A few months ago, Ubuntu Touch was unveiled. It had quite a vibrant and a very different UI for the smartphones. Along with a different UI, the lockscreen of the Ubuntu Touch also caught the eyes of some observers. This lockscreen can be used on Android smartphones too.

Ubuntu Lockscreen1

XDA Senior Member Rotary Heart has been able to create an Ubuntu Touch style lockscreen app for Android devices – Ubuntu Lockscreen. The developer has retained almost all the main functionality of the Ubuntu Touch lockscreen. If you want to unlock the device, you have to simply slide from the right edge to the left.

The unlocking style might be similar to the one that is found in Android, but there are many other features that are unique to the Ubuntu Touch. The time and the date on the lockscreen are fairly bigger compared to the Android lockscreen. Ubuntu Touch lockscreen also has a rotating circle and notification area as well as the pinkish-maroon color theme.

There are loads of customization options available to the user. Ubuntu lockscreen allows you to change the time the lockscreen will be activated after the screen goes off, your preferred launcher application, and a whole bunch of animation settings such as circle rotation, animation, and color.

Additionally, media controls can be accessed by simply tapping anywhere on the lockscreen, and the music player that will be controlled can be selected through the settings. Security settings are also available. You will have to set a password of 7 characters and the lockscreen will prompt for the password when you swipe from right to left.

Ubuntu Lockscreen is still in the beta stages, so you might encounter some bugs. However it is stable enough for day-to-day use. Ubuntu Lockscreen is available for free on the Google Play Store. It is compatible with Android devices running on versions 2.1 and above. You can download Ubuntu Lockscreen from here.

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  1. Carmina Aguilar
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 4:45 am | Permalink

    I want it for my phone :D

  2. Jaden Lloyd
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    nice.. shared on FB^^

  3. Ariosto Dela Cruz
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    sadly, /i have no smartphone yet! :((
    another virtual lock :)
    nice design!

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