Android lock screen widgets: 20 excellent options

Android 4.2 lets you put widgets on your lock screen -- so which apps make the most of the feature? Here are 20 of the best.
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The wonderful world of Android widgets

Widgets have long been a powerful part of Google's Android mobile platform -- and with the recent Android 4.2 Jelly Bean release, they gain even more oomph.

 

Android 4.2 introduces the ability to put widgets right on your lock screen. That means you can do things like see the weather, scroll through news headlines or check your battery level without having to unlock your device.

 

So which lock screen widgets are worth grabbing? Here are 20 excellent options to consider.

 

You don't have to pick just one, either: Android 4.2 lets you have up to five lock screen panels, each with its own widget. (For more on lock screen widgets and how they work, see Android 4.2 lock screen widgets: Hands-on impressions.)

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