A new extension for DashClock released this morning displays Google Hangout notifications on your modified lock screen. The update brings yet another add-on the the popular lock screen widget for Android, which already lets you view the weather, missed calls, unread Gmail messages and more. While the application itself is free and super popular among Android users, you’ll need to root your device in order to install the new extension.
The developer, Mridang Agarwalla, said that his extension is entirely open source, though it has received poor reviews from users who are infuriated that it requires SuperUser permission. Other extensions, such as the popular DashClock Battery app, don’t always require a rooted device.