Widgets is one of the areas where Android is LIGHT YEARS beyond iOS. iOS does not have them AT ALL, while Android not only has them, but keeps improving them. The latest in Jelly Bean 4.2 is to be able to have widgets on the lock screen, which is very, very handy. Imagine having customizable live information right there when you turn the screen on, without having to do anything else at all. A stock trader could have overall market info, for example. I have a time/date and weather widget on mine. The default in 4.2 is to only support a few new widgets for the lock screen, but here is the beauty of open source: several hacker groups have modified the code to allow any widgets to be used. The one I used is called Xylon, and it is very stable and rocks. Lock screen widgets is still in its infancy, though, but there is much potential and I can see it getting better. Right now, you can only have one widget per 'screen', and you have to swipe left or right to see additional widgets, which kind of defeats the purpose if you ask me. But I can see support being added for the widgets being resizable (as they already are for home screen widgets) so more than one could be added to the main lock screen.