Cover, the contextual lock screen replacement that's been available in open beta since December has been acquired by Twitter.

For now, the app is still available in the Play Store, and Cover promises that "for now" that won't change. When or if it will eventually change is unclear, but Cover's blog post on the matter goes on to explain their newly forged relationship.

Twitter, like Cover, believes in the incredible potential of Android. They share our vision that smartphones can be a lot smarter — more useful and more contextual — and together we’re going to make that happen. We’ll be building upon a lot of what makes Cover great, and we’re thrilled to create something even better at Twitter.

For Cover, it's always been about the context. Making your device easier to use by providing fast access to "the right apps at the right time" is at the heart of Cover's mission, and according to the post, Twitter agrees with this vision.

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The Cover team thanks everyone who tested the app and provided feedback, and signs off with excitement "for this new chapter." What will ultimately become of the app isn't known, but it isn't hard to imagine Twitter attempting to build similar contextual awareness for new experiences.

Source: Cover Blog