Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Pin and Password Screen Lockout in Android 2.2 (FroYo)

While everyone else is out tooting their horns excitedly about tethering built into the new Android 2.2 (Froyo) release I've found something else to get excited about.


That pattern screen lock was a real deal-breaker for even enabling screen locking on my Nexus One because I didn't see much point. Anybody with enough time could look at the grease lines on the screen and come up with a likely pattern. Thankfully, it looks like Android 2.2 (Froyo) has PIN and Password screen locking options (why wasn't this in there at the beginning?). Anyway, here are some screen shots from the emulator:








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