Microsoft has released Live Lock Screen Beta for Windows Phone 8.1 handsets. It was announced at the Build 2014 earlier this year. Since Microsoft has started rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan for Windows Phone 8 handsets, more users can try out this new lockscreen app that lets you choose from 6 new lock screen layouts.
Each layout has a revamped design for the time, date, and notifications, as well as a unique unlock animation. You can choose background images manually or use Bing wallpapers that are downloaded automatically everyday. The app works even on entry-level smartphones with 512MB RAM.
Most users are reporting slight lag between pressing the power button to unlock the device and animated lockscreen to show up, even in top-end Lumia smartphones like Lumia 930. Since this is the first beta the app might be improved in coming versions.